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Villagers use scarecrow policeman to slow traffic


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Villagers use scarecrow policeman to slow traffic.

Villagers in Cumbria have set up a scarecrow policeman after becoming fed up with speeding motorists.

The scarecrow is armed with a plastic bottle for a ‘speed camera’ and dressed in policeman’s hat and black suit made to look like a uniform with a flourescent yellow jacket.

The tactic has so far been a success in the village of Crosby-on-Eden, Cumbria.

Sandra McKeane, 43, who made the ‘sleeping policeman’, is worried there will be an accident if cars do not start slowing down.

She said: “Speeding is quite a problem in the village.

“It has been amazing to see them all slowing down thinking it’s a real policeman.

“We’ve lived here 15-years and there are more cars driving through faster than ever.

“We’re worried there could be an accident – it’s busy with the children.”

David Sowden, another resident, added: “Certainly from a distance it looks like a genuine police officer.

“One visitor said it would be a good idea to keep that up for a week and then replace him with a proper physical police officer with a gun for another week and see what happens.

“It has made them nose dive and they said they couldn’t believe the reaction.”

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April 29, 2009 - Posted by | Blogroll, Entertainement, Funny, People, Politics

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