Texas police use cardboard cutouts in attempt to crack down on speeding drivers
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, in a bid to tamp down on speeders, recently deployedit’s “new deputy” — a cardboard cutout.
”It’s a creative way to solve a problem without really working the problem,” Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chodytold FOX7.
The cutout, which is based on a photo of an actual deputy pointing a radar gun, is one of several the sheriff plans to deploy at various problem areas across the county, which is located north of Austin.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is deploying cardboard cutout officers to crack down on speeders.(FOX7)
Up close it’s obvious the deputy isn’t real — but it’s not quite so apparent when you’re flying through an intersection, comfortably sitting above the speed limit.
“When you’re going 20, 30 miles per hour and you see the silhouette you’re immediately breaking, slowing down and that’s exactly what we are trying to do,” Chody said.