Archive for August 2007

Carboard Children Cause Motorists to Slow Down… For Now

Just read this story about putting life-size cardboard cutouts of children near the roads in areas with safety concerns.

So far it’s causing cars to slow down.

Wood said he is now getting calls from police departments and neighborhood associations across the country.

Presumably he’s getting calls to buy the cutouts, which he sells for $60 each.

Only problem is, it won’t take long for people to catch on that these are cardboard, and then when there’s a real child near the road, there may be a delay in slowing down while people try to decide whether the child is real or not.

Possible Result: dead children.

I thought The Boy Who Cried Wolf was required reading.