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Distracted Driving Video Contest 2018
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE YOUTH WHO SUBMITTED AND WON!
Check out the Winners and Honourable Mentions @ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLk5hB6GR8jlwm5X1lTGaYdBRxtOthv4ku
Wellington County Overall Winner
Rachel McCrae - Guelph/Eramosa Township
Township of Centre Wellington
Town of Erin
Township of Wellington North
Distracted driving is a major concern on our roadways in Wellington County. However, it is even more concerning with our youth population: 15-19% of all fatal crashes involving teen drivers are a result of distracted driving. Safe Communities Wellington County is creating awareness about distracted driving. The focus is on youth sharing their own message about distracted driving with their peers and, as a result, the greater community. This is a unique opportunity for youth to creatively express their opinions, thoughts, and suggestions around distracted driving. The contest will run from February 1st – April 18, 2018. All youth 19 and under who live in Wellington County are welcome to participate in the contest. They will compete against youth from their municipality for a $75.00 prize, and then an overall prize of $225.00 will be awarded to the Wellington County Overall Winner.
One video. One message. Countless lives saved.
"What Distracted Driving Means to Me" - Wellington County Distracted Driving Overall Winners 2017:
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE STUDENTS WHO SUBMITTED AND WON:
Wellington County Overall Winners
Megan Allison & Madeline May
Centre Wellington District High School
First Prize - Megan Allison & Madeline May
Second Prize - Teaghan Laitar & Layla Stork
Norwell District Secondary School
First Prize - Breanna MacDonald
Second Prize - Jennifer Gibson
Wellington Heights Secondary School
First Prize - Josey Rooney
Second Prize - Taija & McKenna McGovern
Congratulations to Megan Allison and Madeline May on your winning video. Your video will build awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and how it effects everyone in our community.
Updated October 17, 2018