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Nevada Department of Transportation holding traffic safety message contest

Posted at 2:22 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 10:26:04-04

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) today launches a public traffic safety contest with the winning messages displayed atop electronic freeway signs statewide.

The competition is free and open to all Nevada drivers.

Messages must be traffic safety related. They can be holiday-themed and focus on state traffic safety, including attentive driving, buckling up, impaired driving, and stopping on red, as well as motorcycle safety.

Messages must be no more than three lines of 18 characters each (including spacing), with no hashtags, punctuation, emojis, website addresses or phone numbers. Advertising and defamatory, obscene, threatening or otherwise unlawful submissions will not be considered.

NDOT will select the best messages, which may then be periodically rotated on the approximately 400 electronic freeway signs statewide. Some popular messages nationally include “Texting and Driving? Oh Cell No,” the holiday-themed “Only Reindeer Can Fly. Watch Your Speed” and Star Wars-based “Texting and Driving Leads to The Dark Side.”

Entries must be submitted by Aug. 31 here, or by calling (775) 888-7000.

NDOT will announce winners in September. Entries will not be accepted through the department’s social media accounts. There is no limit to the number of entries per person.

Entrants, through submission, acknowledge that they are a Nevada resident of 16 years of age or older, and grant NDOT all rights, including use and distribution of their name and proposed messages in all formats.