Voting has begun for the Tennessee Department of Transportations “Dynamic Message Sign Contest.”
TDOT received more than 2,000 entries for safety messages for overhead signs. Those were narrowed down to the top 15.
You can vote HERE. Just click the circle next to your favorite message. Voting continues through March 7th. The winning messages will be posted online the following week, and will be placed into the rotation for the overhead highway signs.
A total of 177 Dynamic Message Signs are located in the state’s four urban areas (Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville), and in some rural areas across the state. The main purpose of the signs is to alert motorists of incidents, lane blockages, hazardous road conditions, or Amber Alerts. In 2012, TDOT became the first DOT in the nation to display roadway fatality numbers on the overhead signs. In addition to the fatality statistics, safety messages are displayed during off-peak travel times.