- A video was posted on social media which showed motorists being tricked by a fake traffic cop
- The footage shows motorists slowing down for a "person" appearing to be a traffic cop
- However, upon closer inspection, the motorists saw it was just a well-printed cardboard cut-out
South Africans were left laughing out loud at an alleged attempt to get motorists to slow down. A video, which was shared on South Africa Live's Facebook page on Wednesday, shows motorists slowing down for a "traffic cop" with a "camera".
However, when the motorists slow down to drive past, they see that it is only a cardboard cut-out that realistically resembles a traffic officer.
"Cut-out speed cop filmed in Cape Town. Good to see SA keeping up with the latest technology," the video was captioned.
The footage gathered over 46 000 views in less than a day and it sparked plenty of reactions, Briefly.co.za gathered.
One person thought this must be a Helen Zille project:
Grant Rossouw added: "Only in the Cape, most probably Hellen Zille's project."
South Africans in general were in stitches over the video, and some pointed out it was a lame tactic that would never work because real SA traffic cops hide behind bushes.
Scott Baird wrote: "Until a taxi decides to ride on the pavement and flattens it."
Thabang Mnguni commented: "Too good to be true, traffic officers hide behind trees and bridges."
Sakhumzi Gqweta said: "It should be hiding behind bushes. This one is too good to be true."
Take a look at the video below:
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