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Dummy cops no longer blind (pic)

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BANGKOK - Dummy police officers dubbed Ja Choey, or Sgt Still, now have two special cameras installed with them in an effort to deter motorists from breaking traffic laws and reduce road accidents. 

Pol Maj Gen Vorasak Nopsittiporn, deputy chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB), said on Tuesday that each mannequin will be equipped with a camera that has a face detection system and a closed-circuit television camera for monitoring traffic conditions. Special measures are in place to prevent the cameras from being stolen.

He said the camera with a face detection system, held by Ja Choey, is able to capture faces of motorists and licence plates of vehicles. The second camera, set up next to the dummy at knee level, can immediately capture illegal lane changes.

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