MDOT Names Winner Of Message Board Contest

A former Clinton school superintendent submitted the top idea in MDOT's message board contest. The department received more than 500 entries for clever safety messages to be featured on MDOT's electronic highway boards across the state. The winner was Tommye Henderson, whose message was "ZOOM is for online meetings, not highway driving". Four other entries were named finalists including "Drive boozy and your ticket could be a doozy" from Maggie King of Canton-- "Drive like your kids are in the cars around you" from Sherry Burrough of Tupelo-- "Like an awkward conversation, know where your exits are" from Hannah Duke of Jackson and "The Hospitality State will greet speeders with a welcome ticket" from Jim Miller of Madison. MDOT says all five messages will be up in lights beginning in early August.

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