Phnom Penh, a city of more than 2 million dwellers ( 2006 est ) , and the heart of the business and political center in Cambodia . During the 1920s to 1960s, it was known as the Pearl of Asia but glumly turned into unrest political turmoil and then horribly a ghost house during the late 1970s. Though recently situation is much better than the darkness era, major social problems still ecstatically view the city as their paradise. Among which, traffic jam and accident are by at large caused by the recklessness and lawless of the drivers and especially motor riders.
What is funny here is that those drivers have created their own traffic rules.
Green light: It’s my way. I can drive whatever speed I want
Red light : Not my way though, but I glance at left and right then double my speed
Yellow light : Top speed
Consequently, when worse comes to worst , you can get stuck there for hours until there is an intervention of the traffic police. However, the question is “Why don’t they dig for the root of the problem and solve it with law that is already passed by the National Assembly? Why do they step in only when problem is already occurred?” This is not to mention of the low ranking officers who are given an undeserved salary of 20 to 30 USD per month but those who are the chief traffic police officers.
To my idea, I suggest a construction of a roof at each corner of the crossroad that protects them against the sunlight. This is because most of the time , the temperature is very hot and they always look for somewhere to escape from the sunlight. Likewise, we see people driving under the shadow of the tree more than anywhere of the road. Once we build a roof for them to relax at each corner of the crossroads, they will slow down the speed and relax under the cool roof with a mighty air while waiting for the green light to come. Therefore, there will be less accidents and similarly less traffic jam at the crossroad. However, it’s applicable only when the weather is hot but how about at night or during the raining season? I believe people will get used to it when they apply it so often in the day time.
Here is an innovative idea to solve traffic problem in Denmark. Not sure if we should apply it also ? haha... By the way, girl under 21 is not allowed to watch this clip, and if you insist , I sincerely apologize in advance ...