City Replaced Corrupt Cops With Mimes Who Lowered Traffic Fatalities Far Better than Tickets
Despite the fact that our species has had many years to perfect how we travel in cars, fatality rates continue to rise and roads are just as dangerous as ever. Instead of trying something different, most governments throughout the world continue to double-down on their outdated and ineffective strategies, mostly involving extortion, which has done nothing to improve road safety. There are some areas where radical solutions have been attempted, and in many cases, these different strategies have had extremely impressive results. One of the most interesting experiments in traffic flow was pioneered by Bogota mayor Antanas Mockus, who fired a large portion of the city’s cops and offered to retrain and rehire them as mimes.
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