I was reading this post from my good friend Tim about how he sat in traffic on Hans Strydom for two hours the other day using the time to observe the people around him. Then all of a sudden it dawned on me, the mobile networks must be to blame for all of the traffic problems in our country. Yes they are definitely the ones that benefit from the painfully slow traffic conditions on our major roads, so surely they must be the ones causing them. Personally I find the most convenient time to be on my mobile phone is during the daily commute to and from work. The time is otherwise pretty much wasted unless I’m listening to a podcast although I occasionally crank up my sound system and listen to some angry music to get me into the mood for work, but most of the time I’m on my mobile phone.
So my theory now is that the mobile phone companies are doing something to make these traffic jams. It can’t be those pesky “stationary trucks” that Highveld keeps blaming in their traffic reports; why on earth would Waltons and other stationary suppliers be delivering stationary during rush hour traffic eh? 😉
On a serious note, when traffic lights are out I wish people wouldn’t stick to this one car and then the next car principle as its just so inefficient. If only two or more cars would go at a time the traffic would flow so much more efficiently. But I suppose we can’t expect people to be able to count and drive.