FORT LEE, New Jersey - The police force of Fort Lee, New Jersey is trying to solve a traffic problem. And leave it to them to do it with Donald Duck. It`s a real goofy trick all right, all in efforts to raise pedestrian awareness.
You would think everyone would stop for a big white duck in the middle of the road? But that's not the case as cars just kept zooming by.
Fort Lee Police Department Chief Keith Bendul says, "Two years ago, we had 62 people struck in Fort Lee. At this point in time, and I'm glad to say over the past two years, we've got a reduction, and it's down to 40.That number is still higher than zero, which is my ultimate goal."
Here’s how it works. As Donald, you know the duck, waddles his way through a crosswalk, a driver should stop. If not, they`ll be stopped and slapped with a $230 ticket.
Karen Haigh was ticketed but says, "It scared me. It was a huge duck. If it was a normal person, or even a cop dressed as a normal person, I would've stopped"
Surprisingly, dozens of tickets were handed out. Sounds like Fort Lee drivers better start getting their ducks in a row and their eyes on the road before somebody really gets hurt.