Earlier the border guards just monitored the extent of the unauthorized taxi traffic crossing the different border posts between Finland and Russia. Last spring, Finland got a new aimed at cracking down on unlicensed taxi drivers, YLE reports. The minimum punishment is a ten day-fine. In Finland, fines are calculated according to daily personal income. In addition, the pirate taxi drivers also have their visas invalidated. A ride from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in an unauthorised taxi can cost as little as 38 euros.