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Police Issued Foam Fingers   (+12)  [vote for, against]
Use those things for something worthwhile

The other day when I was driving home, I approached a construction area on the road. It was very sunny, but the cop was standing in the shade. I could barely see his little, grey-gloved hand moving. I definitely could not tell if he was waving me on, or telling me to stop. Here is where those giant, foam fingers would come it handy. A green one can signal, “go” and a red one can signal, “stop”. They could wear one on each hand.

These would also be useful for pointing the way for detours, a yellow one perhaps. The color codes can be posted so everyone would understand and see the big finger of the law.
-- xandram, Aug 31 2006

Traffic Batons http://www.lumastro...traffic-batons.html
[ldischler, Aug 31 2006]

I'm for it, but during sports seasons you might get some confused fans.
-- normzone, Aug 31 2006

We can also give them some of those huge tennis balls to throw at offending motorists.
-- phundug, Aug 31 2006

[norm] Just wave them on through...
-- xandram, Aug 31 2006

So, did you get a ticket?
-- DrCurry, Aug 31 2006

No, I smiled and did the little wiggly finger wave...
-- xandram, Aug 31 2006

[Idischler] After reading your link I was wondering how effective the foam fingers are for crowd control. Good for pointing out trouble makers, I suppose.
-- xandram, Aug 31 2006

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