In Mesquite, Texas, news sources say that the family of a
DWI accident victim now have a road sign displayed in their living room. The
Texas Department of Transportation recently returned the sign to the family
that had purchased it to commemorate the death of their daughter, R.B.
The family bought the sign for $300 dollars after R.B. was killed in May
of 2003 by a drunk driver. She was 16-years-old when she died. Following
her death, the family asked Texas State Legislature to allow those who
have lost their loved ones to drunk driving accidents to be allowed to
purchase road signs that would be positioned along the state's highways.
The signs were to be placed as memorials in the spots where victims lost
While the initiative was passed by the Texas State Legislature, signs have
a limit of two years. This means that after two years have passed, the
signs get taken down and returned to the families that bought them to
honor their deceased loved ones. R.B.'s family had their sign returned
to them and they are now wondering why signs can't be permanent. They
hope to appeal to legislators to lift the two year limit in the near future.
To date, there are 125 memorial markers along interstates in Texas. If
you have been charged with DWI in Texas, don't wait to
contact the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC to obtain help from an experienced Plano DWI lawyer who can get involved
in your case as soon as possible.