CIPP Distracted Driving Poster Contest
As a part of the recent Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Center for Injury Prevention and Policy(CIPP) at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center invited all Maryland high school students to participate in a Distracted Driving Poster Contest.
The winner of the poster contest is Felicia Budny, a student at Eastern Technical High School. Her entry was selected based on the following criteria:
- Clarity of Prevention Message
- Effectiveness of Prevention Message
- Visual Effectiveness
- Universal Appeal
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for American teens (distract.gov). Driver distraction continues to be a growing problem and a significant threat to the state’s public safety. In Maryland, an average of 70 people die and 20,000 people are injured each year due to distraction-related driving. When sending or receiving a text message, a driver diverts his/her eyes from the road for approximately 4.6 seconds, which is equivalent to blindly driving the length of a football field at 55 mph.
Congratulations to Felicia for her creativity and for the straightforward, hard-hitting prevention message featured in her artwork. Through education and awareness, we can all make a difference in this threat to public and personal safety.
This page was last updated: May 20, 2014