What safety message would you like to see on Georgia highways? Share your thoughts, and we'll publish a selection.

Tell us: What safety messages would you write for Georgia highways?

As we reported Thursday, the Georgia Department of Transportation has announced the winners of a contest to write new safety messages for those digital signs on state highways.

Some were clever or made us laugh – we liked “Driving half lit is not very bright” and “If you miss your exit it’s okay, we made more up ahead.” Some of the humor even seemed a little edgy for a state road sign – “If you don’t wear a seat belt, at least be an organ donor.” 

The winners were great. But we wanted to know: What safety message would you like to see on Georgia highways? 

If you’d like to share your thoughts, e-mail AJC reporter David Wickert: dwickert@ajc.com. We’ll publish a selection soon. 

A few guidelines: 

*Keep them brief – think Twitter, when it had a 140-character limit. 

*Feel free to address any highway safety issue that inspires you. Distracted driving, seat belts, impaired driving, work zone safety and general safety were the official GDOT categories. But perhaps you’re really worried about all those animals running loose on Georgia highways. 

*Keep it clean. We’ll only publish those that are suitable for a family newspaper. But we might share the others with our friends. 

Here’s my first try: “Elephants ahead! No, horses! Wait, cows. Just watch the road, okay?”

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David Wickert
David Wickert
David Wickert writes about transportation issues for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He previously worked for newspapers in Washington state, Illinois...
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