@Dawn just half a mile? If we missed the bus we were hiking a bit more than 2 miles … and YES, in the snow. and yes, it was uphill BOTH ways
We had some sort of a yellow hand sign in the windows rather than the neighborhood watch signs you posted.
Where we are there’s no formal neighborhood watch, but our (very rural) neighbors do actually WATCH. a couple years ago right before deer season we heard a BUNCH of shooting maybe an hour after dark - we figured it was someone spot-light poaching on one of our neighborhood farms. My hubby armed up and hopped into the bronco to go check it out and what he found on the road was Every Single One of our farming neighbors out there checking it out too. There was a dust cloud showing where someone had high-tailed it off our dirt roads, but no poacher in sight. Guessing the mass appearance of our neighborhood watch scared them off.
One of the things we actually do around neighborhood watch is check the sex offender database sites periodically. None reported close to us, but there’s one not too far from my granddaughter’s house (she’s in the next town over.) We do want to know who to watch for.