Connect with us
Our website publishes news, press releases, opinion and advertorials on various financial organizations, products and services which are commissioned from various Companies, Organizations, PR agencies, Bloggers etc. These commissioned articles are commercial in nature. This is not to be considered as financial advice and should be considered only for information purposes. It does not reflect the views or opinion of our website and is not to be considered an endorsement or a recommendation. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or applicability of any information provided with respect to your individual or personal circumstances. Please seek Professional advice from a qualified professional before making any financial decisions. We link to various third-party websites, affiliate sales networks, and to our advertising partners websites. When you view or click on certain links available on our articles, our partners may compensate us for displaying the content to you or make a purchase or fill a form. This will not incur any additional charges to you. To make things simpler for you to identity or distinguish advertised or sponsored articles or links, you may consider all articles or links hosted on our site as a commercial article placement. We will not be responsible for any loss you may suffer as a result of any omission or inaccuracy on the website.

News

“Go Safely” Billboard, PSA Contest Winners Announced

gbafNews28

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) announced today the winners of the inaugural Go Safely distracted driving billboard and video contest for high school students.

Anh Pham and Sophia Nguyen of Westminster High School (Westminster) won first place and received the most online votes for their video, If Your Phone Were A Person. Brittany Steenbergen of Davis Senior High School (Davis) won first place for her billboard, Look Up, Not Down.

Other video awards included:

  • 2nd Place “ Prevented at the Last Second – Jarod Hagen, Canyon High School (Anaheim)
  • Honorable Mention “ Driving Isnt Playtime – Angela Kim, Gavin Nguyen and Mason Li, Portola High School (Irvine)
  • Honorable Mention “ Three Life Saving Tips – David Sloan, North Valley Baptist School (Santa Clara)

Other billboard awards included:

  • 2nd Place and most online votes “ One Text Away – Arinchai Laohasereekul, Northridge Academy High School (Northridge)
  • Honorable Mention “ Your Choice – Kayla Martinez, Madera High School (Madera)
  • Honorable Mention “ Be a Hero – Adrian Cruz, St. Marys High School (Stockton)

The award for first place winners is $4,000, $2,000 for second place, $250 for each honorable mention, and $1,000 for the most online votes in each category. The prize money is provided courtesy of Huddle, a ticketing company and partner of the OTS.

The contest called on high school students to create a message encouraging their peers to go safely by not driving distracted, highlighting the dangers of distracted driving.

We are pleased so many schools and students participated, putting on their thinking caps to come up with great messages that will resonate with their peers and hopefully change behaviors, OTS Director Rhonda Craft said. The decision on winners was not easy. All the students who submitted a billboard design or video should be proud of their work.

Judging was based on creativity, design, messaging and meeting video and billboard contest guidelines, such as incorporating the Go Safely, California theme. Thirty-five videos and 85 billboard designs were submitted from high school students across the state.

Distracted driving remains one of the top traffic safety concerns, particularly with teens. Distractions, including the use of cell phones and talking with passengers, accounts for six out of every 10 crashes among teens. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 9% of all deadly crashes in 2017 were distraction-related.

Video and billboard entries can be viewed at gosafelyca.org/billboard-contest and gosafelyca.org/video-contest.

The OTS administers funding for traffic safety programs statewide with the goal of reducing deaths, injuries, and economic losses. The OTS is a department under the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA).

Tim Weisberg
OTS Marketing and Public Affairs
timothy.weisberg@ots.ca.gov
(916)
509-3020

Advertisement
Editorial & Advertiser disclosure

Call for Entries

Global Banking and Finance Review Awards Nominations 2022
2022 Awards now open. Click Here to Nominate

Newsletters with Secrets & Analysis. Subscribe Now

Recommended

Global Banking & Finance Review® is a leading financial portal and Print Magazine offering News, Analysis, Opinion, Reviews, Interviews & Videos from the world of Banking, Finance, Business, Trading, Technology, Investing, Brokerage, Foreign Exchange, Tax & Legal, Islamic Finance, Asset & Wealth Management. Copyright © 2010-2021 GBAF Publications Ltd - All Rights Reserved.