I found this article from the North Korean site Korea Today
featuring some Traffic Ladies.Guards At Crossroads
On streets are seen traffic security girls maintaining the traffic order day and night in all seasons, but it was difficult to know their life in detail.
What kind of girls are they?
This curiosity made me turn my attention to the crossroads post by the People’s Palace of Culture in Central District, Pyongyang. Eldest Sister of the Post
Kwak Yun Gyong is the head of the post.
I should train all members into competent ones who can quickly judge and handle things under any circumstances. This is her goal. Everyday she gives tasks of training, judges their capabilities, makes them correct their mistakes, and teaches them how to deal with complex developments. She is such a strict commander, and yet a warm-hearted eldest sister.
She has spent countless holidays and nights in cold winter with the young members of the post on duty, and walked numerous miles for those in illness.
As she cares for members while having less rest and sleep, she is called “our eldest sister” at the post. “Dancer” at the Crossroads
The “dancer” is O Ryon Ok whose stop-go signs control numerous vehicles endlessly passing the crossroads.
There can be seen nods exchanged between her and drivers.
She skillfully handles the complicated circumstances with her quick and rhythmic movements that resemble dancing. The “dancer” at the crossroads seems to have a special language to communicate with drivers. Servant of the People
One can understand the worry of a driver whose car breaks down on the road.
But nobody needs to worry about such a matter at this crossroads, for the post has necessary parts and tools in a box.
Drivers call the box “treasure box”, and An Jong Im pays special attention to the box.
As it is a rule for her to check the security of the road, looking round dangerous spots everyday, so she has made it another rule to replenish the “treasure box”.
To live as a servant of the people—this is her invariable idea. “Joker”
“Where is our ‘Joker’?”
The joker is Pyon Yong Suk (21) whose absence even for a moment gives rise to a “stir” at the post.
Her jokes often move her colleagues to laughter. She is not by nature humorous. But she made up her mind to give pleasure to her colleagues who had hardly laughed, tired from service, though at the age in which they smile even at fallen leaves being carried by the wind. So she began to make jokes. Now it’s become her habit.
Pyon, once a member of the basketball circle in her school days, still plays the role as the basketball captain of the “post team”. The Youngest of the Post
Hong Yong Mi is the youngest of the post.
Though she is the eldest child at home, she is treated as the youngest at the post. This often “displeases” her.
All good things are given to her.
Though everybody is equally provided with the “Pomhyanggi” cosmetics and medicated cream, her “elder sisters” give her another share. When a ticket to a cinema or a theatre is obtained, it is given to her while other colleagues readily substitute for her on duty.
When will I be able to concede my “position as the youngest”? she frequently thinks.