Cardboard Officers Slow Down Traffic

on Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:35 am

Authorities say that life-sized cardboards of female police officers in miniskirts placed alongside roads have managed to slow down speeding drivers in several central Czech towns."

Apparently it's pretty effective! But they say that drivers were paying more attention to the 'officer's legs rather than her uniform.

I find this hilarious, but do you think this will become a popular method of controlling traffic speeds?

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funny, but then again... on Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:53 am

yes, it's funny, but I think it's very unsafe. Just like any kind of rubbernecking or gawking at a humourous billboard can cause driving distraction, this doesn't make anyone learn their lesson. I doubt they'll take this seriously and once it's well known that these are just cutouts, no one will pay any attention whatsoever - unless it's to look at her legs.

And then we get into the whole thorny issue of objectifying female officers... no. I don't think this would go over well in N. America.

I think it has on Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:56 am

According to another article on this topic, the writer's already seen a few of these around the US. Not sure how far this will go though!

And yeah, I agree, it seems quite unsafe!

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