Missouri Lawmaker defends bill to dump the puns on MoDOT highway signs

Those dynamic messaging signs you’ve seen driving around the region? They’re placed to offer real-time traffic updates. They’ve been around for 10 years but as more have popped up in the last five years, so have the puns in the messages.

A Missouri politician wants to do away with the puns and has introduced a bill to do so.

State Representative Tony Lovasco (District 64) insists he’s not a mean one, Mr. Grinch.

“I get what MoDOT is trying to do; it’s a marketing thing. I don’t object to the effort here,” he said. “I just think they could use these displays to provide some information when people are stuck in traffic they can know to get off cause there’s an exit two miles ahead.”