CIPP Distracted Driving Poster Contest

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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
  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • 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.

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This page was last updated: May 20, 2014

         
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