A: Who is the most powerful person on the planet?
B: A policeman.
A: How so?
B: Because he can stop traffic with one hand.
Classic. And yet, for us, traffic policemen are just another part of the system that we have to bear, a corrupt system at that, and hence, probably part of the problem. And so, we barely pay attention to them.
So much so that *smack!* – this morning, one uncle, in a hurry to “make” the signal did not see the poor policeman standing in the middle of the road, in this really hot weather, directing the traffic.
Oops. It would seem a policeman’s power is dependent on the propensity of the drivers to obey the law as well as use their eyes and ears.