DUI Memorial Sign Program
The purpose of the DUI Memorial Sign program is to memorialize deceased
victims of crashes caused by drivers found to be under the influence of alcohol,
or other drug or intoxicating compound, as well as to raise the public awareness
of the consequences of driving while impaired.
The memorial consists of a 36” wide by 24” tall white on blue sign with the
legend PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. Below this will be a 36” wide by 18” tall
white on blue plaque with the legend IN MEMORY OF and the name of the deceased
followed by the date of the crash.
An immediate relative of a deceased victim of a crash caused by a driver
found to be under the influence of alcohol, or other drug or intoxicating
compound may request a DUI memorial along a State Highway by filling out an
official application form and returning it to IDOT at the address indicated on
the form. AAIM, MADD or other interested groups may assist the immediate
relative in obtaining and filling out the form. The crash must have occurred on
or after January 1, 1990.
IDOT will review the application and, if approved, will return a copy to the
immediate relative along with instructions concerning payment of a one-time fee.
Payment of the fee cannot be made until the application is approved. Currently,
the fee is $150 for the DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE sign and $50 for the plaque with
the name of the victim and the date of the crash.
The memorial will normally be installed at or near the location of the crash.
However, IDOT reserves the right to install it at an alternate location due to
restricted room, property owner complaints, interference with essential traffic
control devices, safety concerns, or other restrictions.
For further information and to request an application form, please contact
the Illinois Department of Transportation, DUI Memorial Sign Coordinator, Room
009, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62704 or by phone at 217/
785-8534 or e-mail at
Roadside Memorial Signing Program (DUI Memorial Markers) - DUI Memorial
Marker Rules (92 Ill. Adm. Code 549)
Application Form OPER 2717