Video Contest for Kansas Teens: Put the Brakes on Fatalities

By Kansas Turnpike Authority
September 16, 2016

There is still time for teens throughout the state to participate in the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s second annual Put the Brakes on Fatalities video contest. The entry deadline is September 25 at 11:59 p.m.

The contest, held in conjunction with Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day on October 10, helps raise awareness about safe driving habits. There will be three winners. Each winning teen will receive an iPad, GoPro or DJI Osmo Video Camera. The Grand Prize Winner will also receive $500 for their school’s booster club.

Entries must follow specific criteria:

Video must promote fatality prevention using themes such as (but not limited to): Distracted Driving; Seatbelts; Texting while Driving

Video must be between six (0:06) and sixty (0:60) seconds in length.

Selfie videos will not be accepted (Don't just look into the camera and talk).

Don't break any laws while filming.

Those interested in the contest can view contest details at bit.ly/2b9zkIV.

“Since teens are in their formative driving years, our video contest is one of many ways we encourage safe driving behaviors,” said Rachel Bell, KTA Marketing & Communications Director. “Our previous contest was extremely successful, but we want to spread the message even further this year.”

Learn more about Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day activities, including a poster contest for kids ages 5-13, here: www.ksdot.org/events/PutTheBrakesOnFatalitiesDay/default.asp


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