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Old 27th June 2008, 13:29   #1
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What is the RTO going to come up with next ! Facing a shortage of staff, they have gone ahead and placed scare crows..oops, plastic cutouts of traffic policemen on the highway in a bid to slow traffic down.

Are the full-size dummy cops going to work?

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Old 27th June 2008, 13:32   #2
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Haha , what next ?

Actually this isnt new, werent there rumours of cameras at junctions that didnt really work ?
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They are real misleading images. But once one becomes aware that these are dummies, then no body will care for them !
Good initial move, but I dont think that they will work for long. People will immediately start recognizing who is dummy and who is real.

But, frankly speaking, if it had not been the thread title, I would have mislead these dummies for real cops!
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Nice one GTO. This is like using the optical illusion speedbreakers.
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US style.. But these can be dismantled easily.
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Old 27th June 2008, 13:39   #6
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Yes,
think of them as toothless tigers that will scare (if not snare) motorists! And they will work - depending on what the department expects from them (speed-breakers!)
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Now that people know that these cops are not real and stand still every day in the same position whos gonna be afraid of scarecrows.

Specially if pigeons and crows make them, their home.
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Hillllllarious !

But i actually think it might just work !

Although it will be funny&scary to see cops fly away with heavy wind.
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Hmm... People get too used to this in a week or two, they will start ignoring the real-ones.
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Everytime I see a thing looking like a police car, or a tripod on a highway I slow down.
I think this is going to work. Nobody is going to risk a 400rs Challan
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Whats' new? Weren't traffic cops dummies anyway?

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apparently the cops plan to stand some 200 meters after these dummies with real speed guns . The dummies are to warn people that "they are watching"
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Here is another take : I think the RTO is going to have to worry about security. In all certainty, these plastic cutouts will get flicked and find their way into someone's hutment!!

A real traffic policeman to guard the dummy, wot?
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Lol!! Awesome... A scarecrow for people?

Oops wait a minute, It's a scarepeople for people
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in the first photo, the scorpio is in on the wrong side???
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