Thursday, May 9, 2013

Police Re-Enact Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ Scene In Pedestrian Safety Crackdown

I love the dude in the suit with no shoes.
 A New Jersey community is going back in time to get people's attention about pedestrian safety.

After a series of accidents where walkers were hit by cars, police in Wycoff are starting a safety campaign, and to help get the point across, members of the police department assigned to crosswalk detail reenacted the Beatles iconic crossing for the cover of “Abbey Road.”

A couple things you may notice in the picture to make things "authentic:" There's a man in the background  in kilt and with bagpipes. That's Wyckoff's Township Administrator.
And a local car dealer even supplied a Volkswagen Beetle to represent the one in the original August 1969 photo. The Cliffview Pilot tells how police hope their use of humor in this case increases safety.

1 comment:

Colorado Airport Transportation, LLC said...

That is great kudos to the police. We have a jay walking problem in Colorado.

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