NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced the five top messages for its first-ever overhead message board contest.
TDOT said nearly 3,400 entries were submitted last month. Over the last two weeks, more than 9,000 votes were cast to chose the 15 finalists.
The winning messages will be put in rotation to run on the signs above the interstates.
“This contest has been an overwhelming success,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “The purpose of the contest was to give the public a chance to partner with TDOT to raise safety awareness.”
The top five messages are:
- “Texting and driving? Oh, cell no!”
- “Exit to text it.”
- “It’s Tennessee. Slow down and enjoy the view.”
- “Hey you! Yeah you! Hang up and drive!”
- “Tailgating is for the game, not the road.”