Monday, September 17, 2018

City Replaced Corrupt Cops With Mimes Who Lowered Traffic Fatalities Far Better Than Tickets



One of the most interesting experiments in traffic flow was pioneered by Bogotá mayor Antanas Mockus, who fired a large portion of the city’s cops and offered to retrain and rehire them as mimes.

“In a society where human life has lost value. There cannot be another priority than re-establishing respect for life as the main right and duty of citizens,” Mockus says.

Instead of writing tickets, the mimes were unleashed upon the city to direct traffic, while applauding good drivers and mocking bad ones. Surprisingly, the city saw a 50 percent drop in traffic fatalities, less congestion, and an overall better culture of driving.