I finally got around to taking a photo this evening that I’ve been meaning to take for weeks now – at the corner of Hobson and Victoria streets in downtown Auckland:
Note the green light in the background. It had actually been green for quite some time when I took the photo – there’s a bus just out of view to the right that missed an entire phase due to these idiots.
So what can we do about this? I quite like the Lithuanian approach to traffic enforcement, but assuming that’s not really a goer, how about some red light cameras – or at the very least a police officer at this corner occasionally dishing out some tickets? This happens pretty much every day in the evening peak at this intersection – causing huge delays and putting pedestrians at risk of being run over.