A $150 aluminum road sign wouldn’t mean much to most people.
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About the DUI Memorial Fund
The next of kin to victims of vehicular homicide caused by someone driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol may request that the Department of Transportation place a memorial sign at the crash site. The next of kin must submit an application to the Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program. If the claim is deemed eligible the Department of Transportation will produce and erect the sign. The state approved five of the 10 applications received for the signs last year, denying 4 that did not meet eligibility requirements and putting on hold one application that was incomplete.
To be eligible, the vehicular homicide must have occurred in Georgia on a state highway. There must be a charge of vehicular homicide caused by a violation of O.C.G.A. 40-6-391 (DUI statute). And the crime must have occurred on or after May 13, 2004.