This Official Florida FL 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 Florida FL. The regulation, rules, laws, policy, procedures and or guidelines etc information provided below for the Florida FL 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.
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Florida FL has had their Roadside Memorial Sign Program in effect since about 1997. 15″ Round signs reading Drive Safely and the name of the person that the Roadside Memorial is dedicated to written below that.
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The Florida Department of Transportation banned Roadside Memorials on state roads in 1996, but the next year the state allowed the erection of small plastic Drive Safely Roadside Memorial Sign Markers with the name of the deceased.
The lollipop shaped signs can stay there for a year, and the family can request a one-year extension — depending on the city or county where the memorial is located.
The Florida Department of Transportation established the Memorial Marker Program to commemorate those who have died as a result of a vehicle related accident on the State Highway System. In an effort to increase public awareness of highway safety, it is the Department’s policy to allow the placement of memorial markers within the state road right of way.
The markers consist of a round 15″ diameter aluminum sign panel with white background and black letters mounted to a 5 ft. steel u-channel post. All markers are uniformly inscribed “Drive Safely, In Memory” followed by the deceased’s name. They are manufactured at the FDOT sign fabrication facility and the Department absorbs all costs for the construction, installation and maintenance of the markers in order to offer them free to the public. They are allowed to remain on the right of way for one year and the Department reserves the right to have them removed due to construction or other maintenance needs.
The markers may not necessarily be placed at the exact location where the fatality occurred due to restricted space, safety concerns, property owner complaints or other constraints. The Department installs markers only on designated state roads and does not have the authority to place them on City or County roads. Memorial markers will not be erected where they are prohibited by the local governmental entity.
Requests for memorial markers may be made by immediate family members or friends, with requests from friends requiring the approval of the deceased’s immediate family.
What is the procedure to get a “Drive Safely” Florida Roadside Memorial sign?
As a public service and to increase awareness of highway safety, it is FDOT’s policy (850-050-004-c) to fabricate and install Highway Safety Memorial Markers within the State Highway rights of way to:
- Memorialize people who have died as a result of a vehicle related crash.
- Remind motorists to protect human life by driving safely.
Requests for Highway Safety Memorial Markers within the State Highway rights of way are to be submitted in writing to the FDOT Area Maintenance Engineer with jurisdiction of area where the incident occurred. Requests may be made by immediate family members or friends, with requests from friends requiring the approval of the deceased’s immediate family. A notation of how the name should appear on the marker, contact information for the immediate family and a copy of the collision report should be included with the written request. With this, the marker is placed in safe proximity to the site of the incident.
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