The police checkpoint will require the player to pull over and take a breathalyser test to prove they're not drinking and driving. Only the player will be stopped at the checkpoint and NPC cars will simply pass by. The police checkpoint is located randomly at the Regional Route 70.
What to doEdit
The first policeman will check speed, the speed limit is 100 km/h (for truck and the van it's 80 km/h).
The second man is holding a 'Stop' sign and wants to give the player a breathalyser test. It is possible to either drive slowly next to him and do the test through the window, or park the car and walk to him to do the test. Stopping in the lane is not recommended, as the AI cars are very likely to crash into the player's car. If one is clear to go, they can drive off (again, be careful of AI cars coming in your lane). If one is too drunk then they'll get a fine, these can range from ~700 mk up to the tens of thousands depending on your earnings.
More on how Finnish tickets work here.
What not to doEdit
Run the policemen over, ignore the stop sign, push the police men, hit the police car, do a 200 km/h fly-by, or hit him with a beer.
Fines and punishmentEdit
If you drive over the speed limit or if you're drunk (or both), you will get a fine. If you don't pay the fine within a couple of days, the police will show up at your home and arrest you and take you to the jail.
The police only seem to pay attention to the player's driving. They never pull over nor chase any of the other cars, not even the Green Menace or the Fittan, and they do not investigate highway collisions unless they involve the player colliding with one of their own vehicles or officers. One might even accuse them of "profiling"!
As of 24 November 2016, the police checkpoint's location has been randomised. There are three known locations:
- By the wheat fields near the grain-processing plant.
- Between Peräjärvi and Rykipohja turnoffs.
- On the southern stretch of highway, between Rykipohja and the turnoff nearest home.
It usually won't move if you don't go past it, so once you notice a section of highway doesn't have a checkpoint, you can drive there freely - at least the same day.
|Locations in Alivieska|
|Kesselinperä||Home • Woodshed|
|Loppe||Fleetari Repair Shop|
|Peräjärvi||Graveyard • Jokke's new house • Lindell inspection shop • Pub Nappo • Teimo's house • Teimo's Shop • Wastewater treatment plant|
|Rykipohja||Airfield • Dirt track • Jail • Landfill site • Strawberry field|
|Other||Cottage • Dance pavilion • Firewood guy's house • Grain processing plant • Island • Jokke's house • Police checkpoint • Radio mast • Sirkka's house • Ski hill • Ventti house|