MO drivers vote for their favorite safety message - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

MO drivers vote for their favorite safety message

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) -

The results are in from drivers who travel Missouri's interstates and major highways.

From mid-May to mid-June, more than 830 people voted on their favorite message out of a list of 16 digital messages used on Missouri's signs.

The top three messages with the most votes are:

  1. Pass on Left, Drive on Right
  2. Put Down Your Phone and Drive
  3. Turn Signals The Original Instant Message

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation drivers pass one of 250 digital signs each day.

MoDOT uses the signs to pass along critical information to drivers about lane and road closures.

Each month MoDOT staff develops a set of themed messages for each month or time of year. 

For the month of July messages are focusing on not drinking and driving, buckling up, proper use of the passing lane, and reminders not to leave kids in hot vehicles.  

The message themes change each month. 

"Our goal is to find ways to get the safety message to drivers so people will stop, think and make the right safety choice before they drive without a seat belt or pick up their phone and text while they drive," said MoDOT Traffic Management and Operations Engineer Jon Nelson. 

Missourians are invited to continue to submit their ideas for new messages and they can be emailed to MoDot here.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

 Copyright 2015 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Poplar Bluff, MO students segue into summer with career ideas

    Poplar Bluff, MO students segue into summer with career ideas

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:51:04 GMT
    At a time when most students are ready for summer, some Poplar Bluff kids are getting ready for their futures. (Source: Nathan Ellgren, KFVS)At a time when most students are ready for summer, some Poplar Bluff kids are getting ready for their futures. (Source: Nathan Ellgren, KFVS)

    At a time when most students are ready for summer, some Poplar Bluff kids are getting ready for their futures.

    At a time when most students are ready for summer, some Poplar Bluff kids are getting ready for their futures.

  • Are levees hurting Missouri Wildlife

    Are levees hurting Missouri Wildlife

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:45:24 GMT
    (Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)(Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)
    (Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)(Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)
    While levees and dams protect where we live from flooding, is there a negative impact on the environment and wildlife we live near. Southeast Missouri looked a lot different before the diversion channel was constructed. This region was all swamp lands back then and you almost all the homes were built on ridges. Now that channel allows us to live and farm that former swampland because the channel diverts the water to the Mississippi River. But for the land and wildlife, th...
    While levees and dams protect where we live from flooding, is there a negative impact on the environment and wildlife we live near. Southeast Missouri looked a lot different before the diversion channel was constructed. This region was all swamp lands back then and you almost all the homes were built on ridges. Now that channel allows us to live and farm that former swampland because the channel diverts the water to the Mississippi River. But for the land and wildlife, th...
  • Spray paint artist adds mural to downtown Sikeston, MO

    Spray paint artist adds mural to downtown Sikeston, MO

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:18:41 GMT
    A mural made with spray paint is being created on Center Street in Downtown Sikeston. The design will include a welcome sign, and several other notables images that symbolize the city.A mural made with spray paint is being created on Center Street in Downtown Sikeston. The design will include a welcome sign, and several other notables images that symbolize the city.
    A mural made with spray paint is being created on Center Street in Downtown Sikeston. The design will include a welcome sign, and several other notables images that symbolize the city.A mural made with spray paint is being created on Center Street in Downtown Sikeston. The design will include a welcome sign, and several other notables images that symbolize the city.

    Fresh coats of spray paint have appeared on a building in downtown Sikeston, but it's not what you think. 

    Fresh coats of spray paint have appeared on a building in downtown Sikeston, but it's not what you think. 

Powered by Frankly