PHOENIX — If you have spent any time on Arizona freeways recently, you've undoubtedly come across those funny, creative safety signs.
Digitally displayed above the various parts of the highways, the signs are a subtle reminder to drivers, with a little comedic flair.
From Shania Twain to Star Wars, the signs employ all the corners of pop culture references to get the safety suggestions to drivers and passengers alike.
And here's your chance to help select the next great safety signs.
The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Monday that they have chosen the finalists for this year's Safety Message Contest.
There have been 12 submissions selected for the fourth-annual contest, and the public has the opportunity to select the winners.
People can pick their favorite from among the finalists at azdot.gov/signcontest.
Voting is open from Monday, May 11, through Sunday, May 17.
“In these unprecedented times, we can all use a distraction that makes us smile, even if it’s just for a moment, and taking a look at the best of the contest’s message entries can, hopefully, do that,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said.
Arizona residents submitted more than 4,000 messages that covered a variety of traffic safety topics.
Once the voting ends, the two finalists that receive the most votes will have their messages displayed on Dynamic Message Signs statewide.