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Model approach

Model approach

Living by a busy road has at least one severe drawback: the noise. But according to the Shandong Daily, a resident of Wendeng City seems to have found the ideal method to reduce the din. It says that the woman (surnamed Lin) was frustrated by cars roaring past her house, and even angrier when local traffic police said there was nothing they could do about. Her solution? Lin figured the way to get the noise down was to get people to drive slower. So she tied an inflatable female doll – dressed in skimpy red lingerie – to a tree outside her home. The result was a dramatic reduction in noise volume, as curious drivers slowed down to get a better look at the life-sized lady in question. Even the local police concede that this modern take on the scarecrow has done more to reduce speeding than roadside cameras. And Lin has “finally got her long-awaited peace,” adds the Shandong Daily.

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