Lawless road users
Pedestrians at the Meade and Hibernia Street crossing have absolutely no respect for traffic lights. Without looking left or right they cross against red lights, forcing oncoming traffic to slow down or stop at green robots, so they can cross at leisure. This is an accident waiting to happen. On the other hand, drivers in general have no respect for four-way stop signs. A four-way stop means stop. Some do not stop at all or brake to look left or right before speeding across. Pedestrian crossings are even worse. Drivers race across on either sides of crossing pedestrians without considering the safety of pedestrians.
Shouldn’t law enforcement take time to observe these violations? People have developed a culture of being "above the law".
George Traffic Chief Donovan Saptoe responds:
The George Traffic Department enforces all traffic laws, according to the National Road Traffic Act, as it is able with the staff complement available to it. This includes monitoring of ‘hotspots’ and issuing of fines where applicable. Irresponsible and negligent road user behaviour is a global problem, which in part can be addressed by road safety awareness campaigns (the George Traffic Department does regular school visits and road safety campaigns) and stricter legislation (which is a national mandate).