US pranksters are hacking into electronic road signs to post hoax warnings such as ‘Nazi zombies’ and ‘Raptors ahead’.
The latest breach came during the morning rush hour near Collinsville, Illinois, where a sign was changed to ‘Daily lane closures due to zombies’.
A day earlier, in Indiana’s Hamilton County, the electronic message on a board warned drivers of ‘Raptors ahead’. And signs in Austin, Texas, recently flashed: ‘Nazi zombies! Run!!!’ and ‘Zombies in area! Run’.
Officials in Illinois are concerned the rewritten signs could distract motorists from heeding legitimate warnings
"We understood it was a hoax, but at the same time those boards are there for a reason," said Joe Gasaway, an Illinois Department of Transportation supervisory field engineer.
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