The City Of Jo'burg's citizens' excellent compliance with road laws is famous across the globe. Apparently. It must be. Otherwise, how the hell do they expect such decisions to work:
The Intelligent Transport System pilot project on the N1 between Joburg and Tshwane, which will run from Monday, 23 October until Friday, 27 October. The project aims to reduce traffic congestion on that stretch of the road. It involves one lane being open only to cars carrying two or more people, buses and taxis.
Intelligent System - my cute ass. This & another BIGGER & BETTER Car-Free-Day is meant to take place in a city where "Get the BLUDDY HELL out of my f*cking lane you stupid fool" comes standard with all licenses issued from Malboro to City Deep. (Yes, yes, that's if you can even legally make a booking to do your driving test).
[I got my license in Centurion. Long roads. Few signs. Bugger all cars. So I am far more polite as I cruise 150 km/hr up the righthand lane. "Sweets, please move. Come ooooon. *Gesture of the direction they should move the car* Be a doll. Darling, move...move...MOVE THE FCK OUT OF MY WAY you fool! Better. THANK YOU *Hand wave*" zooooooooom....]
Ah well. Good luck to the MEC and Traffic guys. It's a good idea, at least. I am sure the Californians would be impressed. I am sure the Cape Townians are chuckling away at the madness.
See you with takkies on, bus route maps in confused hands, and speed dialling of taxi services on Friday 20 October - Car Free Day. (Where does one even find a bus route map in this town?!?)