Monday morning, MnDOT's digital message boards started to display safety reminders aimed at getting Minnesota drivers to slow down, buckle up, pay attention and drive sober.
The overhead message boards are typically used for crash alerts, road closures, construction notices, travel times and AMBER Alerts. MnDOT said those types of alerts will still take precedence over the safety reminders.
Traffic safety director Donna Berger said the signs allow MnDOT and the State Patrol to deliver important messages directly to people behind the wheel. But do the overhead messages go against the recommendation to pay attention to the road? Join the discussion at http://on.fb.me/18jwbRZ
Monday morning's messages focused on speeding, which coincide with the State Patrol's current statewide speed enforcement campaign.