Cardboard Police In Miniskirts Slow Traffic In Czech Republic (PHOTOS)

12/09/2010 04:12 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

PRAGUE (AP) - Authorities say that life-sized cardboards of female police officers in miniskirts placed alongside roads have managed to slow down speeding drivers in several central Czech towns. (Scroll down for photos)

The mayor of the town of Mrakotin, Miroslav Pozar, said Thursday drivers, including him, automatically slow down when they see such officers.

Pozar dismissed allegations this was because the drivers want to look at the officer's legs, rather than her uniform.

In nearby Myslotin, a local radio recently provided a hat and an anorak to help such officer get warm, but they were stolen in a day.

Others made it away with the cardboard officer itself.

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