Contest promotes teen-safe driving to reduce car accidents in Dallas, elsewhere

by admin on December 15, 2011

in Car Accidents, Injuries to Children, Teen Drivers

An anti-distracted driving campaign is encouraging teenagers to submit a radio public service announcement in an effort to reduce the risk of teen car accidents in Dallas and elsewhere.

As we reported on our Dallas Injury Lawyer Blog earlier this week, the state is also promoting an initiative to encourage teenagers to buckle up. A Carrollton personal injury lawyer understands both issues, along with speeding and drunk driving, are primary risk factors for serious and fatal car accidents involving teenagers.

The Business Journals reports the National Road Safety Foundation and the National Student Safety Program are sponsoring “JST DRV” a radio PAS contest aim at the risk of distracted driving among teenagers.

“The JST DRV Radio PSA Contest hopes to engage young people in communicating important messages about distracted driving in their own voice,” said Michelle Anderson, operations director of the National Road Safety Foundation. Teens ages 14 to 18 are invited to submit entries in 15- or 30-second lengths. Deadline is March 25.

Three runners-up will each receive a $500 scholarship and a Bluetooth device. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship, a Bluetooth device and a trip to the youth safety conference this summer in Honolulu.

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“A quarter of all teens admit to texting behind the wheel and, in 2009, the highest proportion of distracted drivers in fatal crashes was under the age of 20,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “We know we have to engage teens in order to put an end to distracted driving. With their help, we can educate teens and adults about making smarter choices that will save lives.”

If you or a family member is hurt in a Dallas car accident, contact Dallas Injury Attorney Mike Goolsby for a free consultation to discuss your rights. Call (972) 394-2141. Serving Dallas, Carrollton and the surrounding areas.

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