Queensland Police Make Effective Use of Innovative Plywood Police Cut Outs For Enhancing Road Safety

Top Quote To sum up, there is no doubting the sincerity of the Gold Coast traffic authorities. They put in all their effort to make the plywood cut outs idea a grand success. The life like designs are a standing testimony to their workmanship. The Queensland Police Museum display these wooden motorbikes, cars, and policemen for public viewing. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 20, 2018 - The Australian Gold Coast is a very busy road with heavy traffic. The Queensland police decided to innovate and fight the menace of speeding vehicles. And guess what came to their rescue? High quality Birch plywood. Yes, the traffic police decided to place cut outs of policemen, bikes and cars on the road side. They wanted to deter the rash drivers and bring down the rate of accidents and other untoward incidents.

    The Gold Coast has always been a very ambitious road network. The congestion and traffic has become a big nuisance for the traffic police. Despite their best efforts, hazards and crashes were all too common. So they decided to be creative and came up with this innovative solution.

    Day trippers are known for their excessive love of the beautiful outdoors. They hit the road and flock to the coastal beaches. The traffic department had a major task on their hand, mainly on the busy roads. They had to manage and control the road safety operations despite a lot of stress. The traffic police had their hands full and they were faltering badly.
    To alleviate the situation, Birch plywood cut outs became a reliable ally. These life size shapes of uniformed men, bikes, and police cars looked real. The daredevil riders and speedsters had to take a close look and slow down. This measure was used both for its deterrence and as part of a safety campaign.

    According to the Gold Coast Bulletin, "The life like renditions of motorbikes, police cars and traffic officers were made in-house. The staff manufactured them with their own hands to enhance public road safety."

    The authentic and realistic cut outs were designed by the art director. The Coast inspector himself supervised the installation operations. He was present in person to check out the authenticity of the whole exercise. Whether it yielded expected outcomes and positive results is a matter of public discourse.

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