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

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(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.”

We have been receiving many laughs and compliments on our message board in town. It reads “Slow down or we will call…

Posted by Haymarket Police Department on Friday, March 29, 2019

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”.

A police road sign
The sign has been a hit with residents of the Virginia town (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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