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MDOT announces Safety Message Contest winners

JACKSON, MISS. – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is excited to announce the winners of its Safety Message Contest!

“MDOT’s DMS boards are a fun and unique way to interact with the public while promoting safe driving,” said Brad White, MDOT Executive Director. “We received so much positive feedback throughout this contest. Thank you to everyone who participated and submitted their ideas.”

MDOT’s traffic safety messages, which are often related to current events or pop culture, are part of an effort to encourage drivers to change their actions behind the wheel. The safety messages appear on digital message signs (DMS) on highways and interstates throughout Mississippi. More than 90 percent of vehicle crashes are caused by driver decisions, such as driving aggressively, driving distracted, driver impairment or speeding.

The contest ran from June 1 through June 15, and hundreds of entries were submitted. MDOT narrowed them down to the top three.

The winning DMS message comes from Angie Pope of Kosciusko:

A HEAVY FOOT

WILL LEAD TO

AN EMPTY WALLET

Another message in the top three is from Marie Sefco of Brandon:

WE GET A

LITTLE BITTER WHEN

PEOPLE LITTER

The final top message is from Daniel Sumrall of Sumrall:

MY CAR DOESN’T

JIGGLE OR FOLD

BECAUSE I DRIVE SOBER

The winning messages will be displayed on DMS boards statewide starting Friday, August 5.

For more information on safe driving and for updated traffic information, visit MDOTtraffic.com or like and follow @MississippiDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Patrice, wife of Greg Boykin & mother of two sons, Bradley & Alex, is a Magee hometown girl. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry and 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community where she served as Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 18 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.

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