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Signage gives road users a giggle

Roads in Georgia, US are about to be given a humorous upgrade as members of the public have been thinking of witty messages for its signage.

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The winner of the general safety category will be displayed on road signs in Georgia. Image: GDOT

The Georgia Department of Transport (GDOT) recently held a competition on social media which invited the public to come up with road safety messages for its digital changeable message signs (CMS).

CMS signs provide advisory information to travellers to warn of traffic ahead, accidents, special events, road closures or to remind drivers of road safety.

The competition consisted of five categories: general safety, distracted driving, impaired driving, seatbelt use, and work zone safety, and hundreds of entrants were received.

You look great, but the selfie can wait, and looking at the road is a great way to stay on it

For the general safety category, the winning entrant is: “If you miss your exit it’s okay, we made more up ahead”. The winning slogan for distracted driving is: “You look great, but the selfie can wait, and looking at the road is a great way to stay on it”.

The message that came first in the impaired driving category refers to drink or drug driving and says: “Driving half lit is not very bright”. The winner for the seatbelt category says: “This is a sign you should buckle up and if you don’t wear a seatbelt, please be an organ donor.”

And finally, the winner of the work zone safety category is: “Look left, look right, keep workers in sight”. All winning slogans have now begun to be displayed on the road signage.

On announcing the winners, the GDOT says: “GDOT thanks all those who contributed to the contest, and reminds all who entered the contest that even though their messages weren’t selected as winners, they may still appear on CMS boards throughout Georgia later in the year.”

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