Cruising with J9: PigSpotter for prez

2010-10-07 12:36

We live in a society where everyone wants to make a quick buck: we have to fork out money for groceries, insurance, medical bills, fines, toll roads and communication – and still get taxed too.

Which makes it hard to believe that some will go out of their way to make life even more depressing.

Recently, someone came along who tried to make life a little simpler and the law tried to crack down on him.

I’m talking about SA’s latest Twitter hero, PigSpotter.

Here’s a man who wants to help South African motorists drive safer by adhering to the speed limits on the road and also possibly warn them about alleged corrupt officials. Yet he was made out to be the bad guy.

In other countries traffic officials have to be seen by motorists and not be hidden behind the bush or a green electricity box.

Permanent speed cameras are huge and are painted in bright colours so they are clearly visible, not like the camouflaged ones you’ll find on our roads.

There should be more people like PigSpotter in the world who try and encourage safety.

When I started following him on Twitter he had just under 2 000 followers. Thanks to the JMPD making a big fuss, he now has more than 22 000 followers.

I always try and adhere to speed limits, but when you’re behind the wheel of a fast car you often don’t realise the speeds you can easily reach.

Now, both my boyfriend and I stick to the 60km/h limits thanks to knowing the hotspots of our metro officials. It makes us safer drivers and it’s good to see that some of Joburg’s drivers are slowing down as well.

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