Michigan man uses homemade sign to deter speeders

By Ben Hooper
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June 27 (UPI) -- A Michigan man fed up with speeders in his neighborhood posted a homemade sign asking a simple question: "Are you blind?"

Ron Ward, whose sign on Richmond Street in Grand Rapids went viral on Facebook, said he wanted to remind drivers that the speed limit by his house in 25 mph.


Ward's sign reads: "Are you blind? It 25 mph."

Ward said he often spots drivers going double the limit.

"By the time they hit this here driveway, they're doing at least 50-55 miles an hour," he told WXMI-TV.

He said road construction in the city has brought more speeders to the area.

"It is a busy road; because of the highway, they can't get across," he said. "They want to get into town, and they figured out Richmond Street cuts into town."

A Boston teacher tried a similar tactic when drivers speeding through the 20 mph zone outside Ellis Elementary School started running over the "School Xing" sign posted between lanes of the road. Sam Balto drew extra attention to the signs using something he knew would grab the attention of locals -- photos of Tom Brady.


Balto said he noticed drivers slowing down outside the school to get a better look at his additions to the signs.

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