Police deploy mannequins to deter traffic offenders

Bangalore, India (AFP) – Dummy police are the newest recruits to law enforcement in India’s southern city of Bangalore where authorities have adopted an unusual tactic to fight traffic offenders. Mannequins dressed up as traffic officers – complete with hats, white shirts and fluorescent vests with police insignia – are being placed at major intersections in the hope they will prompt drivers to observe the rules. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin