Fake Drone Signs Try to Scare Drivers Into Slowing Down
It seems some new and rather creepy signage has cropped up along Bay Area highways, warning drivers that their speed is being enforced by drones, the unmanned planes typically used in the military but are now infiltrating domestic life.
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Not just that, but the signs show an image of a drone firing a weapon, which is unnerving to say the least.
But here's the ting: Those signs are reportedly fake.
CBS News talked to some cops who confirmed the California Highway Patrol doesn't have drones. However, the signs were clearly done by a pro, who used the black-and-white reflective material just like the real road signage you see on the highways.
"The first officer who saw this on Highway 37 was out patrolling his beat ... did a double take, flipped around, came back, and confirmed it was what he saw," CHP Officer Andrew Barclay told CBS.
The CHP is investigating who is responsible for the highway prank.
"Along with not having drones we definitely do not have any drones that would fire any type of weaponry," Barclay said.
That is not to say you should feel free to accelerate should you come across one of these signs; the cops do monitor drivers using radar, lidar, pace, planes and helicopters.