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Chuck Norris Helps Stop Speeding Drivers

Chuck Norris Helps Stop Speeding Drivers

Chuck Norris has stopped speeding cars in a Czech village after a cardboard cut out of the world's hardest man appeared on the side of a road wearing a Czech police uniform.

Local driver Libor Klimes from Breznik, in the south of the Czech Republic, said he was worried that kids or even adults in the village would end up becoming a victim of the speeding traffic, and said requests for the local police or council to do something about it had fallen on deaf ears.

He said: "I was having a drink with a pal and he said we needed an action hero like Chuck Norris to come in and tackle the boy racers that were making the streets unsafe, and then we decided that actually that probably wasn't a bad idea.

"Of course it was clear we couldn't get the real thing, but our cardboard cut out of the martial arts action hero dressed up as a policeman has turned out to be just as good."

Local police have approved the measure and said that when it comes to speeding drivers, any measures that help people to remember drivers to slow down were welcome.

It is not the first time Chuck Norris, who was the star of films like Way of the Dragon with Bruce Lee and Walker, Texas Ranger, has found himself used as a way to stop crime.

A Croatian supermarket that had been broken into four times has since been crime free after putting posters up of the action star in the window with the notice: "This store is under the protection of Chuck Norris."

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