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December 16, 2011

Cheaper than an empty patrol car

Cardboard cop cars slow traffic

Traffic police in China have come up with a cost effective way of slowing down speeding motorists - with a cardboard cut-out of a squad car.

The cut-outs, which look like police vehicles from behind, are being used as a traffic calming technigue in eastern China's Jiangsu Province.

One motorist, Liu Yuan, said: "I spotted what I thought was a police vehicle parked on the hard shoulder so I hit the brakes. [...]

"It was so realistic. It even had a solar panel to power a flashing light to make it look even more realistic at night."

Posted by joke du jour at December 16, 2011 06:01 PM

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