Many Tennessee traffic signs are now apparently displaying the message “Buckle Up Y’All, It’s The Law,” but now this safety message has started to spread via Facebook and Twitter.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, Boston police were trying to get drivers to follow the law in regards to turning signals. Massachusetts police had issued about 5,000 tickets to motorist who don’t follow state law so they came up with a humorous traffic sign which read: “Use yah blinkah.”
According to some social posts, T-DOT has recently been adding a bit of folksy flavor to its road signs across the state of Tennessee and not in just one area. This new highway traffic sign is probably part of their Click It Or Ticket campaign that attempts to draw attention to these startling statistics:
“More than 60% of vehicle occupants killed in crashes in Tennessee were not wearing safety belts. Research shows it is almost nine times safer to wear your safety belt. Unrestrained children are 4.2 times more likely to die in a crash than restrained children. Less than 1% of children properly restrained were killed.”
Although nothing official has been said there is large number of people on Twitter who have noticed the new “Buckle up y’all” signs:
The signs going into Nashville now say “Buckle Up Y’all. It’s the law.” Alright Nashville. Now you’re just showing out.
— JσAnnα✌️ (@joannaraye) June 4, 2014
Massive highway construction, ridiculous suburban sprawl, a sign that said: “Buckle Up Y’all: Its the Law”. Yup, I’m nearing #Nashvegas.
— Dustin Durham (@KingWalter3) June 4, 2014
It doesn’t get more southern than the marquis on the interstate saying “buckle up y’all it’s the law”
— Lauren Mann (@LaurenMann_) June 4, 2014
You know you might be in Tennessee when there’s a sign that says “buckle up y’all, it’s the law”
— Big Trev (@tfolden) June 4, 2014
Now, Tennessee is not the first state I have heard about of to add this particular type of southern flavor to their road signs. I have actually seen “Buckle up y’all, it’s the law” in large cities down in Florida. But these type of warnings tended to be localized and limited to portable signs on the side of the road set up by local police. The reports we are hearing make it sound like Tennessee’s new road signs are spread out all over the state and are upping the ante by using the fixed electronic signs that are over major highways.