(Photo: Riverside County Sheriff)
Police in Riverside County, California, would to remind drivers that they should stop when pedestrians are crossing the crosswalk. It's the law and an essential safety procedure.
To illustrate the importance of this traffic law, one undercover officer dressed in a huge orange safety cone costume. They pulled over and ticketed drivers who drove through the crosswalk without stopping while the cone was crossing. Some of the drivers they cited claimed that they never saw the giant walking safety cone.
This was not the first time that police performed a sting operation like this. The safety cone costume is, though, a new addition:
Officers had specifically selected a high-profile outfit because motorists cited in past operations complained the undercover officer was not visible.