PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Breinlekkasie
 
Comments: 13
Article views: 1257
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all Breinlekkasie's badges.
 

I love the JMPD

10 July 2014, 09:09

One my way to work a metroplod officer and I were chasing down green lights at about 100 km/h in a 60 km/h zone to get as much of the ill-configured traffic lights green as we can.  Well at least the ones that are working.  You see traffic lights in South Africa are adjusted to obstruct traffic as much as possible in order to frustrate the road users to the point where they either speed or beat each other up with wheel spanners next to the road.

Since I am concerned about the greenness of our planet, I try to stop at as few traffic lights as possible to improve fuel consumption and limit my carbon footprint so I always try to stop at as few traffic lights as possible and the only way to do that is to maintain a higher more unreasonable average speed.  Of cause not!  I just hate it when my smooth trip is interrupted by red traffic lights especially setup to allow non-existing cars an opportunity to get to their non-existing jobs.

Anyway, I have adapted the habit of not using my indicators since nobody really cares about traffic laws and most motorists don’t know the meaning or difference between hazards and indictors.  The last time I saw a taxi use an indicator or a hazard properly was before South Africa’s first free and fair election.

Finally, both of us stopped next to each other at one of those red traffic lights which allows those mysterious non-existing vehicles an opportunity.  The traffic light is installed at one of those T-junction configurations where motorists cannot cross but only enter the road we are on.  Funny enough I have never seen a vehicle wanting to enter the road we were on from this traffic light yet one always catches it red.  Only the Johannesburg metroplods would know why.

 The metroplod officer signed to me that I should wind down my window which I did because apart from the fact that I do not give a rat’s arch about the traffic laws and the other self-righteous motorists who obstruct the traffic I am a law-abiding citizen and taxpayer. 

The metroplod said, “I see you do not use your indicators when you are driving behind me.”

I almost started laughing out loud but managed to maintain my composure. 

Here we are, chasing down green traffic lights at over a 100 km/h in a 60 km/h zone, both of us with about five or six cars in pursued and he is concerned about the fact that I am not using my indicators! 

So what do you thing, what is going to be the most efficient way to kill a pedestrian, a speeding vehicle, or a vehicle not using its indicators?

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
13 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
b.agnostic
16 Days of Activism – A Travesty

Roughly 4 % of the year we try not to be too mean to the two most beautiful things on earth. Read more...

0 comments 8 views
Submitted by
Rochelle Sastri
Where have we failed?

In a few days, the 16 days of activism against women and child abuse starts. Read more...

1 comments 19 views
Submitted by
atheitisgodfrey
What colour of car do you drive?

Black or white? Google is my friend and I found that some interesting research has been done into this issue. Read more...

9 comments 501 views
Submitted by
hzcummi
The Truth of Genesis: The Sad Tr...

This is the second chapter of six of the series. In Genesis chapter ten, just as Ham failed to instruct Canaan, Cush failed to instruct Nimrod, who ended up wanting other men to worship him as a god. Read more...

58 comments 1909 views
Submitted by
Kelvin Esiasa
Public servant needs to be recogn...

Motivation theories teach us that it is important to motivate employees if an organisation wishes to succeed.  Read more...

4 comments 270 views
Submitted by
Serute William Ramaila
Service delivery issues

The community of Mokgolobotho village in Limpopo Province has staged a legal protest march on the 08 October 2014 but to date the municipality has not responded. Read more...

12 comments 467 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 35% off books

Save up to 35% on the latest page-turners. While stocks last. Shop now!

Good Morning, Mr Mandela by Zelda la Grange

Good Morning, Mr Mandela tells the extraordinary story of how a young woman had her life, beliefs, prejudices and everything she once believed in utterly transformed by the greatest man of her time. Now R221. Pre-order now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.