Lawmakers approve memorial road signs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | Families of those killed by drunken drivers on Missouri roads could pay for special memorial signs under legislation heading to Gov. Jay Nixon.

The signs would read: “Drunk Driving Victim!” and include the person’s initials, the month and year that the person died and the slogan, “Think About It!”

Families could pay to renew the sign every 10 years. The Department of Transportation would be responsible for implementing the program.

The legislation given final approval Tuesday also creates a system for naming interstate interchanges after Missourians killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. The dead service member’s family could pay to renew the sign every 20 years, and an interchange could only be named after one person.