Pittsburgh, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of
Transportation (PennDOT) is pleased to honor the Allegheny and Beaver County
winner of the “Paint the Plow” safety outreach contest which promotes safe
winter driving and fosters appreciation for high school art programs and
Beaver Falls High
School in Beaver County won the “Fan Favorite” award, which was determined by
online voting at www.penndot.gov
and the “Judges’ Pick” award for its incorporation of the “Don’t Rush in Ice
and Slush” safety message and overall design.
During the winter
weather season, the plow designed by Beaver Falls, along with those painted by
Elizabeth Forward, Freedom Area, Hopewell, McKeesport Area, Montour, Plum and
South Allegheny high school students, will be used to maintain state-owned roadways
in Allegheny and Beaver Counties.
A new voting format
was introduced for the 2019 “Paint the Plow” program. Members of the public
picked their favorite plows through a survey linked on the PennDOT website. The plow photo that received
the highest number of votes between November 11 and 11:59 p.m. on November 17
was awarded the “Fan Favorite” honor.
The “Judges’ Pick”
award was determined through a judging panel comprised of PennDOT
representatives. The plows were scored according to their tie to safety, theme
incorporation, creativity, originality and overall appearance.
“Paint the Plow” is a
joint effort between PennDOT and area high schools. Students are invited to
paint a plow blade with an original design based on a provided theme. The 2019
statewide theme was “Don’t Rush in Ice and Slush.” It was chosen to draw attention
to the need for motorists to give themselves ample time for travel during
wintry weather in order to arrive safely to their destination.
more information on winter driving and PennDOT operations, visit www.penndot.gov/winter.
MEDIA CONTACT: Yasmeen Manyisha, 412-429-5044
Editor’s Note: A picture of the winning plow is
attached to this email. Photos of all the plows are available on the PennDOT
District 11’s website.
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