Right before Mike Wood's house in on Main Street in West Salem, Ohio, the speed limit changes from 55 to 35 -- which makes sense, as he lives in a residential neighborhood full of children. However, most drivers don't bother slowing down, making Mike's front yard a dangerous place for his kids to play.
Then he had an idea -- why not remind motorists of the lives they were putting in danger by racing through the neighborhood at such high speeds? That's when Mike made life-sized, cardboard cut-outs of his kids, and placed them a few feet from the curb.
Not only did people start slowing down, but, ironically, a few drivers even shouted at him from their car windows, chastising him for letting his children play so close to a busy road.
Apparently the idea has caught on, and is being posted on law enforcement websites around the country. Mike has even started selling the signs to other concerned parents.
I think most of us fail to think of the consequences when we're driving too fast, hurrying to get someplace on time. This is a great way to remind all drivers that -- no matter what you're late for -- it just isn't worth the risk.