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RCMP Is Trolling Speeders With Metal Scarecrows In Coquitlam

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It appears the RCMP is thinking outside of the box when it comes to dealing with speeding drivers.

As part of their latest tactic, the Mounties are using metal cut-outs of police officers to scare and slow down drivers in Coquitlam.

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“Constable Scarecrow” is a life-sized, metal poster-board that features a police officer with a laser speed-reader. For the next two months, Constable Scarecrow will be in service as a pilot project on the roads of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam.

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Inspiration Behind The Project

“We’ve seen this sort of idea used before in the United Kingdom, but we haven’t seen it used here in combination with scientific monitoring,” says Sergeant Quentin Frewing with Coquitlam RCMP Traffic Section.

He also adds that “it’s a low-cost, good-humoured way to improve our presence and perhaps make people think twice about speeding”.

Mounties will not be revealing the exact locations that Constable Scarecrow will be used. However, they will be targeting problem speeding locations across the cities.

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