Utah commuters are having a real trip with the message keyed into their digital highway signs.
Unveiled earlier this week by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), the signs read “Hey teens buckling up is totes yeet yo.”
Pump the breaks— did we read that right?
Wow, yep. And it’s actually real, according to a tweet sent from the official UDOT Twitter account, the message is part of Teen Driver Safety Week.
“We may not be hip to all the slang, but we know that buckling up reduces the risk of serious injury in a crash by half,” the tweet reads.
Although the department seems to be self-aware and obviously well-intentioned, it might be fair to say that the message is having some unintended effects.
Various users in the Twitter thread are also snapping pics of the signs and reacting accordingly.
We’re not transportation experts or anything, but maybe people taking out their phones to take pictures while doing 60 down the highway isn’t the safest result.
Stay cool, fellow kids.