Wednesday 30th January 2008
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A cardboard cut-out of a police officer has been employed by residents in Glasgow in an attempt to bring speeding motorists in line, a local news source reports.

Chip, named after the US cop programme from the 1980s, has been set up by Woodhill Residents Group in Bishopbriggs on Menteith Avenue, the Glasgow Evening Times states.

Donald Macdonald, chairman of the group, told the news source that the unorthodox method has so far been very effective.

He said: "Chip has a fluorescent vest, so he can be spotted in the distance. He is certainly doing his job as almost every driver slows to take a look."

It could also be that the cardboard law enforcement officer results in people in the area saving on their car insurance policies, as cover firms may offer better deals to those without road convictions.

Meanwhile, Bridlington Free Press comments that Rudston has been using a scarecrow to remind motorists of the dangers of speeding.

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