Undertoad Thursday Mar 6 02:36 PM
3/6/2003: Fake cop car in Ukraine
wolf Thursday Mar 6 02:45 PM
PSP has a cruiser that they move around, which has a fake trooper (actually an old dept. store mannequin) with the radar gun pointed out the window.
juju Thursday Mar 6 03:22 PM
What a great idea!
Lt Thursday Mar 6 04:22 PM
I seem to remember on a fast stretch of road somewhere in the UK seeing a bird house one guy built in his garden which was a replica of a speed camera. It was very effective, apparently.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Mar 6 05:49 PM
That's why God invented radar detectors.
Cam Thursday Mar 6 06:10 PM
Some town down in the south western part of North Dakota has a real car with a dummy in it.
aqualung Thursday Mar 6 07:21 PM
ALL the cop cars around here have dummies in them...
wolf Friday Mar 7 02:40 AM
BrianR Friday Mar 7 09:11 AM
And if that radar gun is still there when the police come back, I'll eat my hat.
russotto Friday Mar 7 11:26 AM
The real problems come when people decide it's fun to use the decoy for target practice. And then one day they put a real cop there.
Griff Friday Mar 7 04:38 PM
Speaking of faking a cop, has anyone else had the momentary doubt when someone behind them in traffic has the new inspection sticker that reflects red?
And Tuesday Mar 11 08:26 AM
Reminds me of an old Not Necessarily the News skit, where a guy speeding sees a motorcycle cop behind a billboard and slows down. As he draws near, he see that it's a fake cop like the above car. Later, he is speeding again, but a cop comes up behind him and flags him down. He gets out his liscence and registration, and when he turns around...
smalland Tuesday Mar 11 11:34 AM
fake radar detector
Rather than faking a speed camera, I remember another guy in the UK who got fed up with cars speeding on the roud outside his house, so he stood there with a hairdryer pointed towards the oncoming traffic -- worked like a charm!