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My coffee hang-out buzzed with a little more activity than usual. Tables and chairs had been rearranged for maximum outside viewing, as though a panel of judges were rating a fashion or talent show. Even a street vender grilled corn out front, speculating that a curious crowd would gather. The patrons were being entertained by two uniformed policemen stopping traffic violators across the street, something rarely seen in the streets of Nha Trang (unfortunately).
One officer pointed a black and white baton to single out on-coming violators and blew a sharp whistle while directing them to the curb. I didn't see anyone play ignorant or try to make a run for it. All obeyed the command.
All the offenders presented a driver's license and registration papers. There were five or six pacing the sidewalk at any given time, waiting on the second officer who sat at a portable table issuing citations. It looked like at least one offender paid a fine on the spot.