Federal highway agency wants states to slow down their use of funny traffic messages

U.S. agency discourages funny messages on freeway signs

Cars pass by an electronic sign on Interstate 630 in Little Rock on Friday. The Federal Highway Administration has issued new guidance discouraging the use of such signs for messages with pop culture references or that are intended to be humorous.
(Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Thomas Metthe)
Cars pass by an electronic sign on Interstate 630 in Little Rock on Friday. The Federal Highway Administration has issued new guidance discouraging the use of such signs for messages with pop culture references or that are intended to be humorous. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Thomas Metthe)


Humorous messages posted on digital highway signs -- commonly known as changeable message signs -- have become almost ubiquitous in recent years, to the point that the Federal Highway Administration has issued new guidance discouraging their use.

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