A new state program will allow family and friends of victims of drunk drivers to purchase a metal memorial sign that will remain at the crash sight for a year. The signs will be 42 inches high and will have a blue background with white lettering. The signs will say "Please don't drink and drive" and "In memory of....". The sign will also include the vicitm's name and the date of the crash. The signs cost a total of $300 which include the cost of making and putting the signs up. After a year the sign will be offered to the one's who applied for the signs. The program is only for victim's of drunck drivers and it must have occured on a state highway. The signs will be places as close as possinle to the crash site. The first sign will be unvailed next week in Mesquite where a 16 year old girl was killed by a drunk driver. The victim's mother, Julie Blasingame is the one who ask legislature to pass the bill which was approved in May.
These metal signs will be a reminder to everyone who passes one what the impact alchol has on driving. The country has become numb to the wooden crosses that normally line the roads. The quantity and quality of the signs will allow everyone to put a name with the event. This will make more of an impact and hopefully save lifes. If one makes to bad decision to drive after drinking hopefully they will see the sign and pull the vehicle over. These sign is only another way to put out the message that drunk driving not only affect the driver but numerous innocent people.