Rome welcomes first woman traffic cop at landmark podium in Piazza Venezia

Mar 30, 2021 450

When Rome recently reintroduced the traffic conductor's podium in the central Piazza Venezia it was welcomed back by nostalgic Romans, happy to see once again a traffic official conducting rush-hour transport from on high.

Together with the return of the iconic symbol of the capital came a novelty: the first woman traffic controller to stand atop the retractable platform. The new commander of Rome's Polizia Locale, Ugo Angeloni, has "decided to break the all-male tradition," writes Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

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