LINCOLN- The Nebraska Department of Transportation has announced a new roadside memorial policy aimed at allowing an immediate family member to memorialize a death which occurred during a vehicle crash on the State Highway System.

Immediate family members can now apply for a NDOT produced sign to be erected in a requested location in the State Right of Way as a memorial for two years after installation. NDOT will make every effort to place the memorial sign as close to the requested location as possible.

Each memorial sign will include a safety message chosen by the family from five available options:  “Please Drive Safely”; “Seat Belts Save Lives”; “Don’t Drink and Drive”; ”Don’t Text and Drive”; “Don’t Drive Impaired” and will also display the name of the individual being memorialized.”