A Texas sheriff is taking on speeders in his county by placing cardboard cutouts of deputies next to roads known for lead-footed drivers. Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody tweeted a video showing one of the cutouts, which he said depicts one of the department’s real-life deputies, giving the appearance of a police presence next to a road. The cutouts, which depict the deputy pointing a speed-measuring radar device at the road, look like a real deputy at first glance.
… Chody said the department tested out the cardboard deputies by placing them near school zones, with real deputies waiting nearby to observe the results. He says they “didn’t get one speeder; [everyone braked] before they got to the cutout or as they were approaching the cutout.”