California Roadside Memorial Tributes

This Official California CA Roadside Memorial Registry page will allow you to register, plot, pin point and pay tribute to your loved one(s) Roadside Memorial for the State of California CA.  The regulation, rules, laws, policy, procedures and or guidelines etc information provided below for the California Ca State Roadside Memorials is ever changing and we will do our best to maintain this information for you.  If you have new or updated regulation information that we have not posted, please let us know HERE.

California Roadside Memorial Registry Laws, Regulations, Policy, info, and more.
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California CA Official Victims Roadside Memorial Sign Program.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), upon request from an immediate family member of a person who was killed by a driver intoxicated with drugs or alcohol, will place and maintain a sign in memory of the victim. To learn more and to apply for the program please follow the following link:

BACKGROUND: Effective January 1, 2002, Streets and Highways Code Section 101.10 (Assembly Bill 965, Statutes of 2001) directs Caltrans to place and maintain memorial signs along state highways that read “Please Don’t Drink and Drive” followed by: “In Memory of (deceased victim’s name).” A state highway is any freeway, expressway, or conventional highway operated by the State of California.

GUIDELINES For California CA Official Victims Roadside Memorial Sign Program

Caltrans developed the following guidelines for placing victim memorial signs on state highways in accordance with the provisions of Streets and Highways Code Section 101.10. 

I. Qualifications for a Memorial Sign of the California CA Official Victims Roadside Memorial Sign Program

The following conditions must be satisfied to qualify for a memorial sign on a state highway: 
California CA Official Victims Roadside Memorial Sign Program

A) At least one of the deceased victim’s immediate family members requests a memorial sign. An immediate family member is a spouse, child, stepchild, brother, stepbrother, sister, stepsister, mother, stepmother, father or stepfather. 

B) The accident occurred on or after January 1, 1991. 

C) Either (1) or (2) is true:

(1) The intoxicated driver was convicted of second degree murder, or gross vehicular manslaughter, or vehicular manslaughter. 
(2) The intoxicated driver died or could not be prosecuted because of mental incompetence. Note: An intoxicated driver who died does NOT qualify as a victim.

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kitty twisrt

are you kidding? they are only allowed if someone was killed by a drunk driver?…what about a hit and run? what about any other kind of caused by _______ death? I need an answer for a friend but for in chatsworth CA

James Hill

I suggest you talk to the State of California about that, or have your friend do it. That is just how the law is worded regarding having the State build a roadside tribute for you.

Jim Wissick

Can you cite the law that outlaws these? I am unable to find and a county road supervisor refuses to clean them up.

James E Barabin

Need info for salano county exit 48 memorial plot for a family member killed in a motorcycle acident in 2019


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