Only In Samoa : View From Behind Windscreen

  • Traffic Officer directs travel on the busy Taufusi inter-section
    Traffic Officer directs travel on the busy Taufusi inter-section

..... where it's after work and streaming traffic clogs up the road at Taufusi.  The setting sun on the west is moved below the far horizon.  Dark shadows are cast onto the moving vehicles from the east.

In the middle of the busy Taufusi intersection stands a traffic officer.  He takes over the directing of travel from the lights.

Despite the clear sky, blurred shadows of the creeping night makes the visibility difficult.

 Tired drivers struggle to see the motions of the traffic officer's fast moving hands.  The vision is not as clear for others following bumper to bumper from behind. The risk of a 'fender bender' is high but not as dangerous as running over an 'unseen' traffic officer.

Is directing traffic worth the risks of jury?

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