Cardboard cutouts slow down cars

A frustrated father in Ohio has turned pictures of his children into cardboard cutouts to slow down motorists on his busy street.

The speed limit on Main Street in West Salem, Ohio, changes quickly from 55 mph to 35 mph before his home but many people never slow down.

Mike Wood, the father who developed the concept, said that so far the cutouts have worked. Motorists have slowed down, and some have even yelled at Wood for letting his children play so close to the street.

Wood uses real photographs to make the cutouts. He prints them on a high-resolution printer with outdoor ink and outdoor vinyl.

Recently, Wood also made a cutout of a sheriff’s deputy holding a radar gun.

His idea has already been posted on some law enforcement Web sites around the country.

“If it can help save some kids or protect some kids, that’s one of the best things for me,” Wood said.


  1. I would like to know if I can send photo’s of my grandsons in to have cut out’s of them. If not do you know of someone that would do that.

    TY for your time, lager

  2. Concept was tried in NZ…the hoons started running the cut out over….until they ran over a real cop!

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