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Police warn speeding motorists: Slow down or we’ll tell mum

Residents joked that a telling-off from mum was far scarier than the prospect of prison.

(Haymarket Police Department)
(Haymarket Police Department)

Police have come up with a novel new weapon in the battle against speeding.

Officers in a town in America are attempting to tackle the issue with a roadside sign that reads: “Slow down or we will call your mom.”

Haymarket Police Department wrote: “We have been receiving many laughs and compliments on our message board in town.”

And the sign definitely seemed to be chiming with Facebook users.

One commented: “My daughter texted me and asked if I had anything to do with the sign”.

Another wrote: “Jail doesn’t scare me as much as the wrath of ‘Momzilla’… FWIW… I’m 46 and still cringe if she gives me the 100 yard stare”.

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(Haymarket Police Department)

As well as enjoying the humour of the sign, police hope motorists in the Virginia town will also take the message seriously.

They wrote: “We meant this to be funny but on a serious note, please slow down (25mph) when driving through town. We are a walking town and want to keep our residents safe.”

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