|Mimes gesture as they stand in a crosswalk in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday Oct. 7, 2011. [Agencies]
A part of Venezuela's capital Caracas is giving dangerous drivers the silent treatment, sending mimes into the streets to do what police alone have not: tame the lawless traffic, AP reported.
About 120 mimes dressed in clown-like outfits and white gloves took to the streets of the Sucre district this past week, wagging their fingers at traffic violators.
Mayor Carlos Ocariz of Sucre turned to the mimes to encourage civility among reckless drivers and careless pedestrians. He is following the example of Antanas Mockus, a former mayor of Bogota, Colombia, who combined mimes and stricter police enforcement in a program that was widely seen as a success. （点击ABC网站查看原文）
(China.org.cn October 10, 2011)