Thursday, November 13, 2008

C.O.P. - Child on Patrol

Since the police can't be everywhere, an 11-year-old boy in Louisville, Kentucky, is conducting his own patrol in the Stone Lakes Division. the lad says he used to shout at speeders to slow down, then, he had a better idea. Dressed in a reflective vest, wearing a bicycle helmet and armed with a Hot Wheels brand radar gun, he points and records the speed of passing traffic. The boy also carries a flashlight with a built-in siren. One resident of the subdivision said he has seen drivers lock up their brakes when they saw the boy clocking them. Officials say the city will install speed bumps in the neighborhood if 70 percent of the resident agree and are will to put up half the money.

compiled by James L. McClinton, Ph.D.

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