Bangalore drivers tricked by cardboard police
Police in Bangalore are using cardboard cut-out officers to tackle traffic problems in the hectic Indian city.
So far, three life-size, khaki-clad dummies have been stationed on major routes after an increase in the number of deaths on the road.
Additional commissioner of police Dr MA Saleem says, "Impact has been quite good. A lot of people when they see from a little distance, they immediately turn back.
"In fact one auto driver was found talking to that person," writes the Metro.
Early reports claim the scheme has been a success, with 10 more cardboard police set to be inserted, but members of the public are unhappy that their intelligence is being insulted.