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Posted: February 8, 2011 3:24 p.m.

Highway memorials possible for fee

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Transportation says it will permit signs along federal and state highways memorializing people killed in traffic accidents.

DOT Commissioner Vance Smith Jr. said Tuesday the department will place 15-inch, round white signs with the black-lettered message "Drive Safely; In Memory of," with the victim's name.

Smith says the signs may be requested by family or friends for a $100 fabrication and installation fee. The sign will remain in place for one year, and after tha time it will be removed and given to the requesting sponsor.

DOT maintenance personnel will erect the sign at the edge of the mowing limits and as close as practical to the scene of the accident.

 

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