Devon man makes double decker road sign

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

A Devon man has reached the limit of what he can take, as persistently speeding cars in his village have caused him to take the law into his own hands.

Tim Bow, who lives in the village of Bow, was so fed up with car insurance customers racing through the narrow roads and endangering pedestrians that he painted a 30mph sign on the side of his house.

The sign, in the style of a standard road indicator, is 15 feet high, the same size as a double decker bus, and no driver can claim they do not know the speed limit anymore.

Artistic Mr Bow said he had become peeved at the number of near misses caused by speeding cars.

"Since we moved to the village two years ago, we've witnessed a few instances where people have almost been hit by vehicles," he said.

Mr Bow painted the sign as part of Road Safety Week. The week of awareness is run by road charity Brake from November 21st to 27th.

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