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The Best and Worst Entries From Tennessee’s Latest Highway Safety Contest

by Staff Blogger | February 9th, 2015

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) held a contest to see who can come up with the catchiest safety slogan to help reduce Tennessee car accident numbers. Today, we’re excited to share the saying that was selected—as well as a few that didn’t make the cut.

From “Drive With A Buzz, Deal With The Fuzz” to “ I like you better in your lane,” there were plenty of quirky quips submitted to the latest Tennessee safety contest. Not all of the 3,400 entries were up to par,though. So, B.J. Doughty, the Director of Communications and Community Relations for TDOT, shared a few of the rejected slogans with WKRN 2 News.

On the other hand, there were some very effective ideas. More than 9,000 votes were cast, and the five favorite messages selected to grace hundreds of electronic overhead signs that line Tennessee’s highways include:

  • “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.”

At Ponce Law, we recognize the importance of highway safety. Our Nashville personal injury lawyers would like to congratulate those who came up with the winning slogans. We are hopeful these messages will be effective in reducing Tennessee car accident rates.

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