DOT Pushes Safety with ‘Star Wars’ Themed Signs

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Transportation is hoping to spread its safety message using the Force.

Ahead of the release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ the DOT is using its interstate billboards to remind drivers about aggressive and distracted driving.

Five different messages will be seen across the state on Monday, all with a Star Wars theme. The DOT says it had so many great suggestions it couldn’t choose just one.

The DOT is also sharing the messages with other states. They’ll also be seen on billboards in Utah, Arizona, and Colorado.

There have been 298 traffic deaths in Iowa so far this year.