Traffic Police – not to blame…..
The traffic police though appears ineffectual in itself, (because our dear citizens do not listen to them, even when the policemen risk their lives and come throw themselves in front of the cars) is trying to solve the citizens’ overwhelming traffic problems.
On more than one occasion I have seen major intersections manned by three to five policemen at a time and no that is not to cause confusion, but to give strength to their force. They have been working in unison to get the traffic flowing smoothly through (on occasion even opening up traffic on the side with the ambulance). Now if we could only get the people in those cars to listen to them.
One could argue that if the people do not follow the policemen’s instructions, then what good is this force? Well, the policemen’s intentions are quite clear and they do appear to be having some effect. It’s a game that must be played by both parties and the car drivers know that the policemen are hindered by their lack of resources (as very few are chased down by the police when they break the traffic rules) but overall I have learned to appreciate the traffic police of the city.
What the people are doing is something else entirely. Also the traffic policemen being able to co ordinate with walkie talkies to see the state of the next intersection is great as then there is some “thought” behind their decisions.
So all those who are quick to blame the “system” there is progress in the system, it comes back to how each of us needs to do our own part too.
The planners can still be blamed though because when you have to post policemen at the base of a fly over bridge, then clearly there is something amiss!!!