One local police force is hoping that speeders stop their bad driving habits with a new tool at their disposal, in the form of a new kind of officer. As part of their latest tactic, Squamish RCMP are using a metal cut-out of a police officer to scare and slow down drivers.
Meet Constable Scarecrow.
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He was recently hired by the Squamish RCMP to enhance road safety. Cst. Scarecrow is a life-sized, metal poster-board that features a police officer armed with a speed-reading radar gun.
“The ultimate goal is to keep our roads safe. There will be days we work in tandem with Cst. Scarecrow so that we can be the most effective” states Cst. Gary Sidhu of Squamish Municipal Traffic.
“So far, public feedback of Cst. Scarecrow has been overwhelmingly positive”.
To this point, he’s been deployed to local school zones, Highway 99, and secondary roads.
It was back in September that “Constable Scarecrow” was introduced to drivers in Coquitlam and now it looks like he’s found a new jurisdiction to patrol.
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