Somebody got fed up enough with one of those flashing electronic speed limit signs that he — or several people — put it out of commission.
Who knows, maybe it was just a teen prank.
The Marin County Sheriff's Department got wind of a downed sign on Indian Valley Road near the corner of Bloom Lane on Friday morning, according to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Marcus Bartholomew. Another officer checked it out Sunday evening to find the sign by the side of the road with no evidence that there was a traffic collision, he added.
Bartholomew said it appeared the sign was just unscrewed and laid down, and it didn't appear that the sheriff's office took a vandalism report on it. If it is not damaged and thus not resulting in a monetary loss, there's a chance no vandalism report would be filed, he said.
The Indian Valley area is in an unincorporated part of Novato, giving the sheriff's office and CHP jurisdiction rather than the .
How do you feel about these signs? If you're a law-abiding driver, you never see them flashing at you as a reminder to slow down. If you're always in a hurry or simply impatient, you're being flashed several times a day by these signs.
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