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Police Decoys

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

In a small town in Florida's Panhandle, police are getting people to drive police cars slowly with the sole purpose of slowing down traffic and preventing reckless driving.

The police car drivers are volunteers. They will be barred from carrying weapons and have no enforcement powers. But they can radio for help from police officers.

The program began last week in Gulf Breeze, a town of about 6,000 people.

The idea was recommended after the Pensacola suburb saw a 30 percent increase in vehicle accidents in 2003.

The volunteers will get first aid training.


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