Quite the powerful picture is going viral after a family purportedly lost their dog because of a careless driver. After the horrifying incident, a sign was erected that is so awesome, it has the entire neighborhood talking.
“We buried our dog last week because you won’t SLOW DOWN,” the sign reads. “If you hit 1 of my kids your family may be burying you.”
Although it’s unclear where the photo was taken, it has certainly grown to be a matter of controversy and debate. While some pointed out that dogs should be leashed at all times while outside, others stated that people shouldn’t be driving that fast in a residential area in the first place.
As Mirror reports, one user asked, “Am I the only one who doesn’t like people who won’t keep their dog contained in their yard and then [get] upset that their dog is endangered?”
However, another Redditor shot back saying, “A person should NEVER be going fast enough in a residential area that a dog can’t simply avoid you.”
Now, there is no way to verify whether a dog being killed is what actually prompted this sign or if it was created in an attempt to scare speeding drivers, but the message is one worth heeding. As many pointed out, using “last week” as a reference is rather vague, but there’s no arguing the reality of the second portion.
Too often do we see signs that read something along the lines of “children live here, slow down,” and it’s really quite a shame that people are in such a rush and so consumed with their own priorities that they’re willing to risk the lives of others.
Arriving an extra minute later isn’t going to kill anyone. On the other hand, a few extra miles-per-hour could. Be smart and courteous – it could end up saving a life, whether you know it or not.