First publishedin World Highways
Thailand’s Metropolitan Police plan to install intelligent dummies in police roles across capital Bangkok. Nicknamed Sergeant Idly Silent, the dummies will be sited at 13 locations across the city and will keep a close watch for traffic violations using on-board CCTV equipment and ANPR technology. The aim of the dummies will be to aid their human counterparts in tracking those contravening traffic laws. Given the city’s reputation for its ‘spirited’ drivers, it seems like that the dummies will be kept busy. The 13 locations have been chosen as they are known areas for traffic violations however the dummies are highly mobile and can be moved quickly from site
Also in Thailand, a truck driver was arrested after a police search found some 3,000 rare animals in his vehicle. The incident saw the man being charged with illegally trafficking 2,721 monitor lizards, 717 turtles, 44 civets and 20 snakes. How so many rare animals were packed into his vehicle has not been revealed.