Does a return to traffic sense = a measure of normalcy?

An interesting story out of Africa this week made me to come to this concievable hypothesis about traffic sense and normalcy. Liberia, a country afflicted by two civil wars that have displaced hundreds of thousands of its citizens and destroyed the Liberian economy, is finally getting stop lights.

The BBC news story, “Liberia gets first traffic lights” reported that Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, has finally got a working set of traffic lights for the first time since war broke out more than 16 years ago. The BBC Africa correspondent reports:

“The lights, were built by the peacekeeping mission of the UN, have given motorists new hope that normality is returning. However, the city does not have a regular supply of electricity and so the lights are often out of order.

People who drove in the city before everything was destroyed in the 14-year war say the war-time drivers need to learn how the lights work. Huge traffic jams, however, continue to bring the city centre to a complete standstill on a regular basis.”

Hypothesis: Perhaps a return to traffic sense is the true measure of peaceful co-existence within a society.

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