Police dummies are cheap way to slow down drivers

ZAVENTEM, Belgium (NBC/EBU) — Police in one Belgian town have found a cheap way to get drivers to slow down.

For the last three months, they’ve made cardboard cutouts of their police officers and set them up along streets where drivers run a little too fast.

The officers didn’t mind using their images because, as one said, it’s for a good cause.

One officer said townspeople have come up to him and asked why he didn’t wave back to them, and of course, they waved to the cutout of him.

One driver said the cutouts made her slow down.

A police spokesperson said traffic accidents and injuries are down by 6percent over the three months the cutouts have been used.

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