Now, mannequins to 'regulate' traffic in Bengaluru
Mannequins dressed as traffic cop
The law-breakers would now think twice before jumping a signal, accelerating above speed-limits or bending any other road rule after they spot the mannequins, police believe.
In pic: A mannequin dressed up like traffic personnel at a key junctions to curb violators, in Bengaluru.
"If the experiment works, the men in khaki would have mannequins with cameras in future to track vehicles and collect valid evidence to nail errant drivers or riders.
Alerting the motorists
"But soon as is their wont, they will become careless, thinking that mere dummies have been installed.
What is the catch?
However, the idea has not gone down well with the police department.
Junking the idea
"You cannot enforce the law through such practices. People will not take the police department seriously, believing that the policemen lie and are bound to be stupid," the officer said on condition of anonymity.
Junking the idea, he said it was neither a long-term solution to the traffic problem, nor would it lead to any outcome.
Wasteful expenditure and wasteful exercises have been done in the past by people, who did not believe in hard policing, but had faith in what is called 'light drama',which is no longer the case, he opined.