One has, of course, to admire the imagination of our guardians of the law. Their reasons for fining motorists range from CSI Miami to the truly exotic — all performed with a straight face, sometimes with ironic humour and just occasionally with a self-deprecating wink. They obviously know something we don’t.
US$20, US$100, or even US$1000 can be demanded. Would it not be better for their souls if we found something more constructive and community-oriented for them to do. Paint white lines on the roads, remove advertising blocking traffic intersections or chasing villains? A little re-training of our more senior officers might help, of course. And possibly a reminder that a traffic policeman/woman should be a driver’s best friend!
Paul Tingay, Pomona, Harare.