Sneaky Cut-Outs Trick Road Warriors into Safe Driving

By: Alex Covert - Published: Aug 7, 2007 • References: 25kids & local6
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 (odd…but I see the sentimental value).

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. Stats for Cardboard Children Trending: Older & Average
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