In the bustling city of Pretoria, an extraordinary display of leadership emerged when a high school student fearlessly directed rush hour traffic in the Tshwane CBD. With remarkable poise and skill, this impressive young man stepped into the midst of the chaos and efficiently managed the flow of vehicles, leaving onlookers in awe of his actions as reported by Briefly.
The young high school pupil’s actions were captured in a viral video shared by @davidjabulanikgomo, which garnered a staggering 668,000 views. In the footage, he confidently stands at the centre of a congested intersection during a traffic jam, gracefully orchestrating the movement of cars. To everyone’s amazement, the drivers obediently follow his directions, creating an orderly progression amidst the gridlock. Even more surprising, two TMPD patrol cars pass by as part of the traffic, seemingly acknowledging his prowess in managing the situation.
While internet users were captivated by the student’s display of leadership and calm demeanour, questions arose regarding the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) officers’ stance on the matter. Many South Africans were puzzled as to why the TMPD officers allowed an untrained high school student to take charge of such a critical traffic situation.
To shed light on the matter, an interview was conducted with a traffic officer from the Polokwane municipality. According to the officer, ordinary citizens are strictly prohibited from directing traffic due to the potential risks involved. Untrained individuals could inadvertently cause accidents while attempting to manage traffic flow, leading to serious consequences and potential liabilities.
As the story of this remarkable high school student’s actions spread, admiration for his sense of responsibility and quick thinking grew. However, it is essential to remember that while his efforts were commendable, untrained citizens must refrain from directing traffic to ensure the safety of both motorists and pedestrians alike.
Take a look at the video below:
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