South American Traffic Mimes Favorite 



Oct 7 2011


Caracas, Venezuela

"Mimes gesture as they stand in a crosswalk in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday Oct. 7, 2011. The mayor of the city's eastern district of Sucre has launched a unique program aimed to encourage civility among reckless drivers and careless pedestrians, putting 120 mimes at intersections to politely and silently scold violators"

"Officials hope that using the visible, yet less-threatening, tactic of mimes can help break bad habits in a more congenial way. The mimes in Caracas have reported mostly compliance with their gesturing, although, as expected, the enjoyment of the mimes hasn’t proven universal. It seems some folks don’t take rebuke well, even the silly, silent variety."

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