Bengaluru Police sets up life-size mannequins to curb traffic violation. Watch
Bengaluru traffic police also plants to install CCTV camera on the life-size mannequins in future.Updated: Nov 29, 2019 15:47 IST
Bengaluru traffic police came up with an unusual and interesting idea to curb traffic violations on the roads and the experiment has created quite a stir online. In this, authorities are placing mannequins at different roads across the city with an aim to regulate traffic.
This method of traffic control came to light after Kengeri Traffic Police shared images of the life-sized traffic police look-alike dolls on Twitter.
However, it’s not just the police, people across various social media platforms too started sharing the images and videos.
ಕೆಂಗೇರಿ ಸಂಚಾರ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಠಾಣಾ ಸರಹದ್ದಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುವಂತಹ ಮಧು ಜಂಕ್ಷನ್ ಬಳಿ ಸುಗಮ ಸಂಚಾರ ನಿರ್ವಹಣೆಗಾಗಿ ಪೊಲೀಸರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಮ್ಯಾನಿಕ್ವೀನ್ (ಟ್ರಾಫಿಕ್ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಪ್ರತಿಕೃತಿ ಗೊಂಬೆ) ನ್ನು ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ..... pic.twitter.com/7lOI4bVeUn— KENGERI TRAFFIC BTP (@kengeritrfps) November 24, 2019
Take a look at a video which shows a mannequin ‘police’ in action:
Best recent hack I have seen 🤣 pic.twitter.com/S1kCqfhfLl— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) November 28, 2019
Here’s another image of a mannequin ‘police’ engaged in active duty:
At the junction of MG Road and Brigade Road, Bangalore traffic police have installed a mannequin dressed in uniform, sort of like an elaborate scarecrow, to ensure people obey rules and don't jump signals. pic.twitter.com/MwKKUhD3Ix— Thejaswi Udupa (@udupendra) November 26, 2019
People had a lot to say about Bengaluru traffic police’s ‘strange’ initiative. While some appreciated the effort, other took a hilarious route while replying. Here’s how they reacted:
Good initiative— RanganathPL (@RanganathPL_Twt) November 24, 2019
Common in Canada... Commendable effort though 👏— Amanpreet (@entdocaman) November 28, 2019
Omg what is happening— Aishwarya Subramanyam (@otherwarya) November 26, 2019
I see this and raise you this. At Agara signal. pic.twitter.com/507LYbK3rE— Shrabonti Bagchi (@Shrabonti) November 26, 2019
Bengaluru City additional commissioner (traffic) B R Ravikanthe Gowda said that the idea came to him after he noticed that people put on their helmets or fasten their seat belts after seeing a police from afar, reports The Hindu.
If the experiment ends up garnering positive results, the authorities will eventually install CCTV cameras on them to record traffic violations.
What do you think of this initiative?