One creative family in the UK has found a new way to curb speeding. Shelia Hodgkinson and her son, Christopher, put up a scarecrow dressed as a police officer. The dummy wears a high-visibility vest, toy officer hat and wields a hair dryer for a radar gun. Amusingly, it also sports a printout of Jeremy Clarkson's face for a head.

The ruse has been surprisingly effective at slowing drivers as they pass through the village of West Mickley. Neighbors say the scarecrow looks realistic enough, and so do some drivers, who admit it resulted in them cooling their jets as they pass through the village, which has a 30 mph speed limit. (Some also slow down just to gawk at the creation.)

You can check out the Clarkson scarecrow for yourselves over at BBC News.


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        Dans AOL
        • 2 Years Ago
        Really Rick? LOL next here in the states where they have a lame ass version of that wonderful BBC show (which I'm sorry to say I went from kindergarden thru 12th grade with one of the US producers Charles LaBella) we're getting Scare Stiggs at every traffic llight LMAO :-P
      David Hu
      • 2 Years Ago
      SO CLOSE to reading "Jeremy Clarkson erects to scare and slow traffic." (I know, what has been imagined cannot be un-imagined.)
        Dark Gnat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @David Hu
        Should be titled "Jeremy Clarkson scarecrow erection slows traffic."
      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      lol what a brilliant idea
      da.kid1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wouln't it be a "scaredriver" instead?
      Dans AOL
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh n ow come on he's on BBC not ABC ,NBC, or CBS.They don't make what they do here in the states
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dans AOL
        you mean this? http://spannysbigfakesmile.blogspot.de/2011/03/your-face-tastes-awesome.html
      J D
      • 2 Years Ago
      Someone needs to arrest Clarkson for impersonating a police officer.
      AE86
      • 2 Years Ago
      Never realized how ugly this guy is... Use some of that money to fix your teeth....
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AE86
        damn i hate superficial idiots like you...on here and everywhere. btw JC seems to have much more character than you
          AE86
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Lachmund
          are you sleeping with him at night ? stfu gto
      ThinkAboutIt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wait, What, I thought Jeremy was a scarecrow...
      jchemz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Clarkson's teeth is enough to scare any one from speeding
      Jeff Zekas
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you want to see really BAD teeth, move to rural Oregon!!!
      - v o c t u s -
      • 2 Years Ago
      speed bumps were out of the question?
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