Monkeys To Enforce Speed Limits in China

Monkeys To Enforce Speed Limits in China
My mother got a ticket the other day for making an illegal u-turn.
Nobody saw her make it, least of all the person that broadsided her, but she was written up for it anyway.
Sure she was just making a left hand turn, and the person that hit her came from behind and hit her all the way over in the oncoming lane, but common sense has nothing to do with law enforcement.
It’s all about generating money for Big Brother.
How else do you explain the preponderance of red light cameras that have proven to increase accidents, or speed limits imposed for, ahem, safety concerns.
They’re rules created to separate the little people from their money, while being told it’s in their best interest.
It’s like when the old man downs the last piece of bacon without giving any to me, even after I’ve given him my paw.
“Oh Bo, you know bacon will clog your arteries,” he’ll say, before adding, “Besides, it gives you gas.”
Hey, I’m 120 years old, I’m not worried about my arteries. And the gas? My sniffer is so bad now, I couldn’t smell my right ball if I was licking my left one.
Anyway, I have to give the Chinese some credit, they’re at least attempting to warn drivers to slow down before taking their yen from them. Check out how monkeys are being used to help traffic safety.
Police officers in China have come up with an unusual measure to deter speeding drivers – by dressing stone monkey statues in fluorescent jackets.
Clearly not content with the outcomes of speed cameras and sleeping policemen, traffic enforcers have turned to the novel idea of playing dress-up with animal statues.
Wearing police issue high-vis vests, the monkeys have been positioned along the roadside in the city of Changsha.
One installation shows a collection of stone primates huddled around a tree, glaring out at the oncoming traffic, one is carved swinging from a branch as another sits mesmerised by his feet.
The law enforcers in the capital city of southern China’s Hunan Province hope that the strange statues will remind drivers to not break the law.
Quite how well the monkeys will reduce traffic offences remains to be seen.
And there’s also the chance the eye-catching figures may actually cause accidents by distracting drivers due to their bizarre appearance.  Article source