Now this is an interesting development. Have you seen them?

They do not mean that it is safe to pass into the ditch. The DOT is actually trying to catch your attention.

My opinion is that rumble strips seem more in your face than the dashes. And of course there always is the option of "how about you just drive," but since that horse has obviously rode at least they are trying to keep us safe and our loved ones alive. I did appreciate the note that a passenger took the photo.