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Cardboard cow warns of the perils of moo-ving too fast in Gloucestershire village

If you're moo-ving quickly across Minchinhampton Common in the coming days, your eyes may be drawn to a cardboard creation.

In a bid to avoid drivers getting an (ahem) Bo-fine for driving too quickly, Stroud Police have installed a cardboard road safety cow to warn drivers about the perils of speeding.

Launching the initiative on twitter, the force hope to find a suitable name for the cow, with the best name they have (sorry) herd by Saturday morning being chosen.

The cardboard cow has been installed to ensure road users take (live)stock of the safe driving speeds across the common, where animals can freely move.

The Stroud Police twitter feed has been posting advice from the cow all morning, on how to avoid colliding with the animals, to avoid grazing your vehicle.

It is primarily a safety feature. Although the force won't be afraid to milk the wallets of drivers who  speed across the common.

No driver who breaks the speed limit can have a beef at being caught, because the cow has warned you.

In fact, if you do speed across the common, you could be called udder-ly reckless.

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