Welcome to Babble,
Sign Out

Get the Babble Newsletter

Already have an account? .

Hit My Son and I'll Shoot You!: Dad Sends a Message to Neighborhood Speeders

The sign in question.

A Bakersfield, California father fed up with people roaring down his street with no regard for the speed limit has had enough.

Well, sort of.

Mark Christian, the father of a four year-old son has decided to threaten speed demons with a little ‘old fashion’ straight talk’, according to an article on Richmond, Virginia’s WTVR.com. With a piece of cardboard and some red lettering, Christian fashioned a somewhat crude sign that simply states:


In a way, anyone who has ever lived on a street where drivers routinely ignore posted speed limits in favor of just flying by your house at the speed of light can relate.

It’s plain scary, the thought of one of our kids being struck by a speeding vehicle. Yet, it happens everyday somewhere. And the ending is often more tragic than we can bare to imagine.

In my neighborhood, a very small village with just one road and a population of maybe a hundred people, cars and trucks and even school buses blast past our front porch, just three feet away from the road, shattering speed limits as if they were just a small challenge set up for them to conquer, all the while knowing that there is zero chance of being busted

There are lots of kids here, but because we are way out in the sticks, there are no police to nab a few of these NASCAR wannabe’s.

Sometimes I think of water balloons, but I know I’d be fighting fire with fire.

Plus, it would probably be me going to jail, right?

Still, maybe Christian’s chosen method to get people to slow down isn’t quite the right one to address such a common everyday problem. I get his frustration and his fear and all,  but at the end of the day, threatening to shoot people rarely changes much, right?

What do you think?

Would a sign like that slow you down?


Image: WCIA/Facebook

Info: wtvr.com

You can also find Serge on his personal blog, Thunder Pie.

And on Facebook and Twitter.

Keep up with Babble.com on Facebook.

More from Serge:

Leaf Pile! : 20 Cool Photos of Kids in the Autumn Leaves

The Magic of Halloween: 20 Photos That Really Say It All

Watching You Watching Me: Our Family Through The Eyes Of Our Pet Fish, Fishley

15 Reasons To Love Kids & Their Pumpkins

20 Ways The Internet Has Changed Parenting Forever

Tagged as:

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.