Friday, July 18, 2008

Boy Uses Toy Radar Gun to Slow Speeders

Who could seriously say that in these troubled times, police don't need all the help they can get? And, quite honestly, particularly in the neighborhood (no pun intended) of speeders. Even without watching TV shows such as TruTV's Speeders, all one has to do is look around to see that one reason people may not want a new 55 or even 60 MPH maximum speed limit, despite high gas prices, is that they looooove to drive fast.

Landon Wilburn, 11, grew tired of speeders zipping through his subdivision, so after growing hoarse shouting at them, he decided to take matters - or a toy radar gun - into his own hands.

According to MSNBC, he dresses in a reflective vest, wears a bicycle helmet and uses an orange Hot Wheels brand radar gun, he points and records the actual speed of passing traffic. And from what I understand, that toy gun actually does record the MPH of the cars.

"When I saw it happening, I got the biggest kick out of it," said resident George Ayers, 61. "People were locking up their brakes when they saw him."

It's not like people are barely speeding: they are apparently driving 55 in a 25 MPH zone.

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