Capitol Report: DOT traffic cone mascot design raises eyebrows, draws chuckles


Last week was Highway Work Zone Safety Week.

Slowing down in work zones is something we should pay attention to every week.

In an effort to beef up the awareness campaign, the Connecticut DOT has a mascot named “Slow Down Sam.”

Related Content: April 8th begins the 2019 National Work Zone Awareness Week

Sam is a safety cone.

However, if you take a closer look at Sam in some photos, he kind of looks like something else.

We showed a photo to a lot of people, and yes, it got a lot of chuckles.

Is it time for a more formal vetting process for mascots?

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