Teen Safe Driving Contests: Save Lives this Spring

teen safe drivingSummer is the most dangerous season for teens to drive, say statistics. But we still have the whole spring to do our best to remind everybody to drive carefully and prevent any potential collisions on the road. There are a lot of ways to do so, and probably one of the most effective, fun and exciting is to participate in a teen safe driving contest. This engaging and collaborative process is beneficial in many ways!

This year various organizations are holding teen safe driving contests. You can make short videos, write articles, design logos, take pictures and make cartoons to reach your peers and get great prizes as a reward! But what’s most important is that, by focusing on the most common teen driving issues, you can save lives of your friends and classmates.

Make our roads a safe place and prevent other teens from making critical mistakes by working on one of these projects this spring:

1. High School Video Contest from The Self Movement
Deadline: March 31
First prize: $2,000 in scholarships
Create a 30- to 60-second safe driving video that increases awareness about the dangers of distracted or impaired driving. Examples include drinking and driving, texting and driving, paying attention to friends/music while driving, etc.

2. Viral Video Scholarship Contest
Deadline: March 31
First Prize: $2,000 in scholarships
Three scholarships will be awarded to the participants who create the best viral video about driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The scholarship is open to anybody (high school students, college students and/or film enthusiasts).

3. My Everyday Road Trip
Deadline: March 29
Grand Prize: $5,000 gas gift card
Video-optional contest. You may choose to submit a video, photo, or story detailing your not-so-everyday, everyday road trip.

4. Project Yellow Light
Deadline: April 1
First Prize: $5,000 in scholarships
Make a short video to motivate, persuade and encourage your peers not to drive distracted. You can video yourself, a group of people, make a cartoon, or do a music video. Just keep it to 25 or 55 seconds or less.

Have fun working on your teen safe driving projects, and don’t forget to use truthful information. As always, you can get inspiration, ideas, and details on traffic rules and laws by taking a drivers ed course.

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  • Jason Knight

    Hey, i am moving to vancouver, and i am wondering what the age requirement is to get my
    driver
    license
    Thanks for any help!

    • michellekim465

      According to ICBC, you have to be at least 16 years old to get your learner’s (Class 7L) license. It seems like you have to go through several steps and road tests in order to get your driver license. For more info, go to this link: http://www.icbc.com/driver-licensing/getting-licensed/pass-veh