FHWA administrators want to stop humorous traffic safety messages

In Politics by Michael Rae

Across the country, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) division administrators, the liaisons between FHWA and state transportation departments (DOTs), are cracking down on state DOTs for serious violations—posting humorous messages on their digital highway message signs.

According to The Washington Post, the New Jersey Department of Transportation irritated FHWA Division Administrator Robert J. Clark with traffic board messages such as, “We’ll be blunt/Don’t drive high” and “Hold on to your Butts/Help prevent Forest Fires.”

Clark sent a cease and desist letter to New Jersey DOT claiming that using highway signs for such messages does not “promote the safe and efficient use of

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