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Neighbors Hope Unique Traffic Signs Make a Difference

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SALISBURY, Md. - Some unique traffic signs have been installed on two Salisbury side streets in an attempt to grab the attention of drivers and slow them down.

The signs read "Drive Like Your Kids Live Here."  They have been placed on Middle and North Boulevard in Salisbury, not far from Salisbury University.  Elena Millwood has two young children and said car's speeding down her street has been a problem for quite some time.

"I have noticed it.  The screeching tires.  Normally, I will grumble to myself you can slow down please.  It's very concerning, we do have kids that cross the street often, so I don't let my kids cross the street, ever," said Millwood.

Along with the signs, the word "Slow" has been painted on the blacktop near each of the new signs.  Mayor Jim Ireton said the signs are an outside of the box idea to try and calm traffic and hopes by connecting on a personal level with drivers, it may make a difference.

Joel Roache has lived in this neighborhood in Salisbury since 1987 and has been dealing with the drivers ever since.  However, Roache is unsure how effective the the signs will be.

"Well it sounds like a good idea, can't do any harm and I presume it didn't cost too much.  I rather suspect though that the people who are speeding don't have kids," said Roache.

Only time will tell if the signs make a difference, but Millwood is certainly hoping they make a difference.

"I hope so, I mean, I would take that into consideration and slow down," Millwood said.

And she is hoping others get the message as well.

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