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Connecticut DMV promotes school contest for safe driving

The DMV is encouraging high school students to create a 25-second public service announcement calling for a stop to distracted driving.

The Associated Press

12/30/2013

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — The state Department of Motor Vehicles is promoting better driving among teenagers with a contest for public service ads.

The DMV is encouraging high school students to create a 25-second public service announcement calling for a stop to distracted driving. The videos must illustrate two or more of the state's teen driving laws. The contest is open to all high-school-age students.

Travelers, the contest's co-sponsor, will award $15,000 in cash prizes to the high schools of winning students and will host the contest's award ceremony. Students on the first-place winning team will win iPads.

Information and rules can be found at www.ct.gov/teendriving/contest . The theme of the contest is "Teen Drivers: Put Your Brakes on Distractions."

The deadline for submitting a video is Jan. 15.

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