Fun_People Archive
12 Feb
No ticket needed

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 98 18:23:36 -0800
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Subject: No ticket needed

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A novel approach to stopping speeding drivers has been reported in a letter
to the editor of a weekly paper in London. The correspondent writes that in
Altan Bulag, Mongolia, the police set sirens ringing along the length of a
street when a speedster is spotted in a process called Machi Vadi,
literally, the toppling of the crazies.

Shopkeepers and cafe owners keep old boxes and furniture specially for
customers to throw at the offending motorist and his passengers, who
eventually are pulled from the vehicle and covered in camel dung.
Interestingly, no-one has reoffended in nine years and, presumably, cyclists
ride in safety!

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