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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.

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