British Farmer Builds "Scare-Cop" To Slow Down Speeders

After three accidents within a couple of months on the busy road where she lives, British farmer Edie Pope decided to do something about it. So she built a "scare-cop" and named it "Speed-O." The mannequin is dressed as a cop (a "manne-cop"?) in a bright yellow jacket holding a radar gun. After placing Speed-O in a visible spot on the busy road, the 71-year-old Pope says her scare-cop is doing a good job slowing down traffic along a stretch where drivers routinely go 20 mph over the speed limit. In fact, the scare-cop has been so successful Pope says she's been asked by people from other areas to build a Speed-O for them.

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