For quite some time now I have tried, unsuccessfully, to abide by the inner city rules and cross pedestrian crossings only when the little man turns green. I have not succeeded because it takes me longer than 3 seconds to cross any of Cape Town`s roads.
Why do the city authorities feel that 3 seconds is a fair enough gap to give people to cross busy intersections? It is actually safer and it makes more sense to cross when the little chap has turned red. Either this is a programming fault by whoever is in charge of setting up these traffic signals or there is a hidden candid camera capturing my frantic scuttlings from pavement to pavement. Perhaps, in some inner city dungeon type control room, operators are taking bets on whether I`ll get squashed or not by the cars, busses,bikes etc.
This happens at not just one or two crossing points but at all of them as far as I can make out.
If there is anyone who knows what this is all about, please comment and let me know `wth` is going on. Thanks :)
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