North Korea: Pyongyang Traffic Ladies

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Due to the shortages of electricity in Pyongyang the North Koreans use “traffic ladies” to direct traffic at busy crossroads and prevent huge pile ups.

We were told that only the prettiest North Korean women are chosen to become traffic ladies. The job requires high levels of concentration so the ladies rotate their shifts every hour.

Below is a video showing a Pyongyang traffic lady in action

James Mullarkey

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