Are cardboard cut-outs the traffic officers of the future? | Metro News
A traffic officer that works 24 hours a day and never gets tired may sound like something from the future but it actually exists today, in the form a cardboard cut-out in India.
The new type of low-tech policeman can be found in Bangalore and from early reports is sounds like they’re doing one heck of a job.
‘Impact has been quite good. A lot of people when they see from a little distance, they immediately turn back,’ additional commissioner of police Dr MA Saleem said.
‘In fact one auto driver was found talking to that person.’
The move comes after an increase in the number of deaths on the roads of the Indian city.
Authorities faced the daunting task of having to find and extra 3,000 traffic cops to police the 8.5million population.
But instead they came up with the clever (or very silly) idea of stationing a life-size cardboard police officer on some of the most hectic roads.