Remember "broken windows" theory? The notion that small signs of decay--such as broke windows--need to be guarded against since they give a sense of lawlessness and in turn encourage bigger problems. Well, looks like Baghdad's traffic cops are trying out the theory, and people are pretty happy:
Mohammed Yunis, an inspector with the traffic police in central Baghdad's Karada district, said the seat belt rules began to be enforced a couple of days ago and that the response showed that Iraqis were eager to follow the law. "About 80% of the drivers have their seat belts on, so it's not impossible to implement these laws here," he said.