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Cardboard kids
February 17, 2010, 4:04 pm
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Realistic, life-size cardboard cut-outs of children are being used in a Northeastern Ohio neighborhood to slow down speeding cars. Mike Wood of West Salem, Ohio says he originally started printing life-size posters of grandchildren for their grandparents. The darn things look so real, he found they also effectively slow traffic to a safe speed. Mr. Wood is now selling the fake children props for $60 a piece. People are stopping to buying these cardboard cut-outs of children and he is even getting calls from police stations and neighborhood associations.

via:: trendhunter

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am i the only one who thinks this is a really stupid idea? as drivers get used to cardboard cutouts, they will be less likely to slow down or react to the real situation this mimics because they mistake a real kid for a hunk of cardboard.

Comment by Shane Crozier




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