- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The state Transportation Department is looking for a few good safety slogans.

TDOT is asking the public to submit ideas for the electronic message boards that grace the state’s highways, warning motorists about speeding, texting and other driving hazards.

TDOT Commissioner John Schroer says in a news release that recent slogans like “Ho Ho Hold Your Calls” have gotten the attention of drivers. He says mundane slogans are easily forgotten, but more colorful ones, even when painfully silly, stay with people and make them think.

The contest begins on Monday and runs through Jan. 16. Entries will be considered for five highway safety categories: seatbelt usage, impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding and aggressive driving. They can be submitted through TDOT’s website at www.tdot.state.tn.us .

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