Road safety signs go missing in Darien

A Darien woman who paid for and installed her own signs to discourage drivers from speeding says someone stole them. Many of them were taken

A Darien woman who paid for and installed her own signs to discourage drivers from speeding says someone stole them.

A Darien woman who paid for and installed her own signs to discourage drivers from speeding says someone stole them. (10/9/15)

DARIEN - A Darien woman who paid for and installed her own signs to discourage drivers from speeding says someone stole them.

Many of them were taken from Five Mile River Road, says Abigail Knott, who placed 40 of them around the area.

Knott and other local residents say speeding is a big problem, so she and her husband paid about $600 for the signs, which ask drivers to "Drive like your kids live here."

Other residents helped put them up, but Knott says many were stolen over the weekend.

"We noticed when the signs were up, people slowed down," Knott says. "As soon as they were down, people sped up again. So I think it was really disappointing."

Knott says she has contacted police, but also says that her main goal is to reinstall the signs, and she says she's willing to drop charges if she gets them back. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say an argument over a dirt bike 1 Police: Argument ends with at least 3 people being shot
Crossfit isn't just for the gym, according to 2 Ready, Set, Fit: Crossfit at home
Nassau Police are investigating another Carvel robbery, this 3 Police: Carvel robbed at knifepoint in Westbury
News 12's Elisa DiStefano and Newsday's Anne Bratskeir 4 Spring fashion: All about the sleeves
The Trinity Catholic boys basketball team won the 5 Team of the Week: Trinity Catholic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE