Virginia police department tells speeders: 'We will call your mom'

The Haymarket Police Department posted a friendly warning to potential speeders.

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The Haymarket Police Department posted a friendly warning to potential speeders.

What could be worse than getting a speeding ticket? A call home to your mother.

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A lighthearted sign posted on the road in Haymarket, Virginia, promises to do just that, WRC reportedThe flashing sign, posted in a 25 mph zone, begins with "Slow down or …" and then continues with "We will call your mom."

Haymarket is located about 38 miles west of Washington, D.C., in northern Virginia.

On its Facebook page, the Haymarket Police Department said Friday that it has "been receiving many laughs and compliments."

“We meant this to be funny but on a serious note, please slow down (25 mph) when driving through town,” the post continued. “We are a walking town and want to keep our residents safe.”

They don’t want to be forced to call Mom, either.

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