Distracted drivers subject of Abbotsford Police April Fool’s Day fun

APD video introduces The Attitude Adjuster 3000

Const. Ian MacDonald and Sgt. Judy Bird are shown with 'The Community Engager 100.'

Const. Ian MacDonald and Sgt. Judy Bird are shown with 'The Community Engager 100.'

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is taking shots at distracted drivers in its 2016 April Fool’s Day video.

This year’s installment features the introduction of “The Attitude Adjuster 3000.”

The video opens with Const. Ian MacDonald explaining how the device came to be.

“What do people think of when they think of Abbotsford? Blueberry cannons. What do people think of when they think of the police? Donuts. We’ve decided to combine these two things in our next road safety initiative,” he says.

MacDonald next introduces a contraption that he says will be mounted at all intersections in Abbotsford and which will fire off Timbits or full-sized donuts at distracted drivers, walkers and cyclists.

“The Abbosford Police will be able to control this device and sanction drivers right there at roadside,” he deadpans.

As the video progresses, the device is renamed the less aggressive “The Community Engager 100,” and is tested on friends and family.

The APD makes an April Fool’s announcement each year. Previous announcements have included a ban on left turns (2013), the news that drivers would be billed for left turns (2014) and inflatable bumpers for cars (2015).