Fake Drone Signs Try to Scare Drivers Into Slowing Down

CBS News
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.

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.

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Brian Santos
Brian Santos

uhm just like manned planes would.... with radar. and by issuing a computer generated citation. "Speed" referring to the posted signage of allowable mph per listed road, hwy, or fwy and enforceable by state appointed courts in coordination with the CA DMV, Highway Patrol and local police with fines, jail, and or suspension of license. its not different than radar vehicles posted up along bridges and sections of highway and road in AZ, or stop light cameras in CA. of coarse you knew that dick, what you were trying to say by playing semantics was "what, are they going to bomb me if I speed?! pfff" and the answer for you, is YES.

aliasetc topcommenter

"Along with not having drones we definitely do not have any drones that would fire any type of weaponry," So you have drones without weapons? How's about cameras?

aliasetc topcommenter

Just quoting the CHP answer, schmuck

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