MassDOT Announces Highway Message Board Winners

An electronic highway sign is seen on Interstate 93 in Boston.
An electronic highway sign is seen on Interstate 93 in Boston. –MICHAEL DWYER/ AP

After the ‘Use Yah Blinkah’ sign went viral last May, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation asked people to use the hashtag #DOTSPEAK to submit suggestions for a new sign on I-93.

And now, the winners of three categories have been announced:

– Road Rage Winner (August 15-18): “Keep Calm and Drive On’’ submitted by Patrick Casey, of Allston, MA

– Distracted Driving Winner (Labor Day Weekend): “Put down the phone! Your LOLs and OMGs can wait.’’ Submitted by Justin Lovell, of Whitman, MA

– Seat Belt Use Winner (Columbus Day Weekend): “Make yah Ma proud, wear yah seatbelt’’ submitted by The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program team of Safe Roads Alliance

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“We received some very creative, thoughtful and funny message suggestions,’’ said MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey in a statement. “I encourage people to continue to engage with us – you’re our eyes and ears on the road, and we rely on you to help keep the roads safe.’’

Here are some suggestions that were not chosen as winners: