A video of a local warden doing some risky manoeuvres has many Maltese people irked, and is spreading like wildfire online.
The video shows a local warden who, realising he is stuck in traffic, overtakes the waiting cars to just make it past a truck driving towards the warden’s car from the opposite direction.
The warden clearly doesn’t mind breaking the rules, skipping the other cars waiting in line, nor putting their and other people’s lives in danger – and coming after the recent apprehension of ‘Malta’s Most Dangerous Driver‘ drivers are more wary than ever of reckless drivers on the road.
Coincidentally, the new traffic rules came into force today – and ironically enough, the first traffic video to go viral comes from a warden.
This led many people online to comment about the unfairness of them practically losing their license if caught doing such a manoeuvre, whereas this warden will most probably get away with it, even though his license plate shows clearly in the video.
According to the new traffic rules, the driver could be liable to lose from three to eleven points on their driving license for ‘reckless, negligent or dangerous driving’, as seen in the video.
And seeing as there is more chance than ever for people to lose their license, most drivers are now being more attentive than ever, both towards their own behaviour, as well as other people on the road – especially a traffic warden, the supposed beacon of traffic rules on the island.