Bengaluru Traffic police is one of the most innovative police force out there and not many will argue over this. Time to time they come up with inventive solutions to make the bengaluru traffic follow instructions make sure that discipline is not compromised at any point of time.
Recently they came up with one such brilliant idea even they installed over 200 life-sized mannequins at rushy junctions in Bengaluru. The idea behind this was to keep the bengaluru traffic in check when the umderstaffed bengaluru personals are not around. The idea is very much similar to the farmers using scarecrows to scare awat birds from destroying their crops.
The mannequins have been outfitted with standard police uniforms, reflector jackets, hats, boots, masks and sunglasses to make them look like regular police officer and trick motorists into believing that it is a real cop.
Unlike scarecrows, however, these mannequins will soon be more than just for show. The police are planning to install CCTV cameras on them to record violations.
The behaviour of motorists changes automatically when they see a traffic policeman. Studies show that there are fewer violations in manned junctions compared to unmanned junctions. However, the police cannot be deployed everywhere, and so we decided to put up mannequins,” said B. R. Ravikanthe Gowda, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic). “The mannequins will be replaced with real policeman the next day, to ensure that motorists follow rules.”
The initiative was launched on Monday with 30 mannequins; another 170 were added on Wednesday.
The traffic personnel who came up this innovative idea are very optimistic about the effort and believe that it will work wonders. “Our effort is to ensure that every motorist follows traffic rules for his or her safety and that of other motorists and pedestrians. This way, there can be smooth vehicular movement and fewer traffic jams,” a senior police officer said.