Cardboard cops to deter traffic violators

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10 Responses to “Cardboard cops to deter traffic violators”

  1. I saw cut-out Mexican Army Men all over MX 1 in Baja!

    • Jerril says:

      To this Canadian, the speed traps in the Mayan Riviera are craaaazy. Rumble-tire-damage strips, armed guards, not a cardboard cop in sight.

      Holy crap do they take speeding near the tourists seriously…

  2. At least the cardboard ones don’t hit you up for backsheesh!

  3. peregrinus says:

    Cardboard cutout people are everywhere!  The Kodak lady etc – they’ve done it for years, apparently it works.

    Unfortunately I’m often quite attracted to them.

  4. wygit says:

    I remember seeing them standing beside the road years ago in Prague.

  5. oasisob1 says:

    2D police cars complete with flashing lights can be found in Japan. They’re relocatable, too, so you never know whether they are decoys or the real thing.

  6. noah django says:

    mannequins in cop cars parked at speed traps sighted in mid/late 90s Knoxville.

  7. Jake Rennie says:

    I wonder if the Cardboard Cops store ever gets any shoplifting?

  8. “Wherever we have put up these cut outs, violations have come down,”

    Not counting the massive rise in cardboard cut-out violations, of course.

  9. prophylaxis says:

    Back in the early 90s, some towns in Norway were using them near schools, to reduce the average speed in the area. It actually worked for a little while, but then drivers got used to them, and they were silently replaced with real cops and real speed metering gear, in a very timely fashion.

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