The new Vancouver Police initiative to use cardboard life-size cut outs (Police unveil cardboard cops) of a traffic officer in full regalia replete with a handheld radar gun along the Knight St. corridor is creative, I will say that.
One wonders how long it will be before the first ones go missing, the target of a college prank or to decorate a dope dealer's smoking room? Or indeed, how long until the gang bangers start tossing rounds from a nine as they scoot by in their high-powered cars?
Knowing how well these tattooed half-wits shoot, I wouldn't want to live in a home behind one of the cardboard cops.
There's no question that the Knight Street corridor is the most dangerous in Vancouver for the number of motor vehicle accidents that occur along it. And, there's also no question that more traffic enforcement initiatives need to be deployed to combat the carnage. But cardboard cops? This is a joke, right?