If you have driven on the expressways around Bangkok you have probably seen a traffic cop alongside the road gesturing wildly for people to go faster. I don’t know about you, but whenever I see a traffic cop I usually put my foot on the brake to slow down, whether I am speeding or not. It is a natural reflex. So, I think, for most of the time, having these cops by the side of the road are not really helping. The only useful cops I have seen by the side of the road are the dummies at intersections and traffic lights. This is the place where you need to slow down and proceed with caution. Is there any other country in the world where real cops stand by the side of the road holding a sign that says “go faster”? What do you think, are they being helpful or contributing to the traffic problem?