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Sign frowns at speeding drivers

Posted at 7:38 AM, Feb 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-08 07:38:24-05

A police department in Indiana has a new strategy for tackling speeders.

Emojis.

The Danville Metropolitan police department announced new digital driver feedback signs. When people violate the posted speed limit, it shows a frowny emoji. When drivers obey, it smiles.

Police PIO Nate Lien said the sign is a way of "connecting with the times we're in, connecting with the youth that we have in today's society and connecting with the community in a better way other than just telling them to slow down." 

The sign is recording information to help police determine what time of day drivers speed the most. Lien says the department plans to move the sign to several places around town over the next few weeks in the hopes of making the roads safer.