ITD Employees Speak Up for Safety
ITD employees are known for their ability to rise up to any occasion – especially when it comes to safety. This commitment to safety was shown once again as department employees were challenged to come up with messages for dynamic message signs (DMS) across the state.
As part of the ITD’s efforts to eliminate crashes during the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer, Employee Safety and Risk Manager Randy Danner sponsored a competition for safety slogans to use on DMS boards across the state. In response, 220 slogans were submitted.
“We wanted to find a fun way to engage employees to promote safety,” Danner said. “This response shows our employees’ commitment to safety.”
The submissions were narrowed to 30 finalists with the winners being selected by popular vote. Two other Spanish language messages received an honorable mention.
Greydon Wright's submission above was named the winner. Here are the other finalists:
#10: DROWSY DRIVERS ARE LOUSY DRIVERS (Nicole Hanson, HQ)
#9: NO TEXT AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR LIFE (Nicole Hanson, HQ)
#8: DON'T BARREL THROUGH WORK ZONES (Greydon Wright, D5)
#7: READ THE ROAD NOT YOUR PHONE, BE SMART (Steve Hunter, D4)
#6: DON'T DRIVE INTEXCTICATED (Tina Irwin, D1)
#5: DRIVE WITH CARE SO WE ALL GET THERE (Dana Dietz, D3)
#4: ANY TXT OR CALL CAN WRECK IT ALL (Pedro Melchor, POE)
#3: ARRIVE ALIVE DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE (John Barsness, HQ/Dana Dietz, D3)
#2: DRIVE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT (Del Ferris, HQ)
Spanish-language messages from Pedro Melchor of POE:
MEJOR TARDE QUE NUNCA LLEGAR ("Better Late Than Never")
ABROCHE SO CINTURON (roughly, "So Buckle Belt")