At left is a photo (click for larger) of part of my yard, facing south. You can see that several signs (four in this photo are in my yard and also note signs across the street) have been placed down to remind everyone of the 25 mph speed limit. The cops have been pulling people over lately by my house as well. Since I took this photo a garage sale sign has appeared just behind where this photo was taken.
I live on a corner lot that gets a fair amount of traffic during the day. It isn't like living in a busy city or anything like that, don't get me wrong. As far as I know as long as I have lived in this neighborhood (almost 7 years) there has never been a car/kid accident.
I don't mind the premise of trying to remind people to slow down, but it would be nice if just once before people start cluttering up my lawn that they simply ASK ME before they put up these signs and garage sale signs. My wife knows that this really pisses me off, but likes the message of the signs as well, so we made a deal that they could stay up a few days before I destroy them. The garage sale sign comes down immediately.
Just ASK, that is all I want. Sheesh.