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"Perhaps nowhere else could such a road sign have been born.
A ghostly silhouette of a mother, father and little girl running, their bodies leaning forward as if into the wind. The child's pigtails fly behind her as the family dashes across a stark yellow background, accompanied by one word: CAUTION.
Caltrans posted several of these signs along San Diego freeways beginning in 1990, when the city was a funnel for undocumented immigrants headed north. The signs were intended to warn drivers they might encounter people frantically darting across lanes of traffic as they tried to evade border security.
Dozens of immigrants were struck and killed
from the mid-1980s to early 1990s, some in front of horrified family members, as stunned drivers failed to stop in time. The freeway deaths ended long ago, but the signs remain."
[Maybe as a reminder that the immigrants’ problems didn’t end.]
Read the rest of the article, by Leslie Berestein, at The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Here you see two of the remaining signs on highway Interstate 5. These are near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (at left). See a better detail of the sign on my workshop.
The photos were taken from the back seat of a car at more than 60 mph, without noticing them on time to slow the car.
See also my other photos of this theme:
USA-Mexico: Border & Immigrants.
See also other photos of the theme:
American Ways of Life.
In a new workshop there is cab with reference to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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