(By Senators Bailey, Walker, Tomblin, Mr.

President, Miller and White)

Requesting the division of highways to use the word "please" on instructional and informational road signs on West Virginia's roadway systems.

Whereas, From time to time, the Legislature enacts legislation affecting the motorists of West Virginia; and
Whereas, These enactments require certain actions on behalf of motorists, such as the use of seat belts and the use of headlights during inclement weather; and
Whereas, The division of highways is charged with the responsibility of informing the motorists of our state of these enactments through the use of instructional and informational road signs; and
Whereas, Through no fault of the division of highways, these signs are normally printed with indifferent and insensitive language; and
Whereas, The use of the word "please" would provide an amiable and considerate way of asking our citizens and others who utilize our roadway systems to comply with the information or instructions the signs are conveying, rather than to use commanding or demanding dialect; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby requests the divisions of highways to utilize the word "please" on instructional and informational road signs throughout the state of West Virginia in an attempt to kindly and politely request that our citizens and others who use our roadway systems comply with the instructions and information conveyed by our signs; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the governor of the state of West Virginia, the secretary of the department of transportation and the commissioner of the division of highways.