WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) is encouraging teens to drive safely with a video contest.

Kansas students in grades 8-12 can enter the KTA’s 7th Annual “Hold the Brakes on Deaths” video contest.

The contest is being held in conjunction with Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day on October 10 to help raise awareness of safe driving habits.

“We have seen an increase in distracted driving and aggressive driving behaviors and incidents over the past year,” said KHP G Troop Captain John Lehnherr. “This contest is a great way to educate teens about the consequences of distracted driving, speeding and improper seat belt use during their early years of driving.”

The deadline to enter the contest is Sunday, September 25 at 11:59 p.m.

There will be three winners.

Applications must meet specific criteria:

  • The video should promote death prevention using themes such as (but not limited to): distracted driving, seat belts, speeding, texting while driving, etc.
  • The video must be between six (0:06) and sixty (0:60) seconds long
  • Don’t break any laws while filming
  • Entries must be made public to be judged

For more details about the contest, Click here.

To view last year’s winning videos, Click here.

For Kansas children ages 5-13, see the KTA Poster Contest.


Kansas Turnpike Authority encourages teens to drive safely with video contest


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