CHICAGO, April 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Two teenage boys from Indiana, Kyle rader, 16, a student at Hobart High School in Hobart, IN, and Katie bernfield, 18, from North High School to Evansville, IN, were selected as finalists in the sixth annual Drive Safe Chicago PSA competition.
The competition is sponsored by the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF), a nonprofit that promotes safe driving behavior, in conjunction with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the association of new car dealers in the Chicago area and the producers of the Chicago Auto Show. Teens Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana were invited to submit ideas for a televised PSA on the dangers of speeding. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speed is a factor in 26 percent of all fatal traffic accidents.
The two finalists worked virtually with an Emmy-winning director from new York to film their ideas and turn them into finished 30-second TV PSAs. The public can now see both PSAs and vote for their favorite online via May 27 on https://m.shortstack.page/2n5hZP to choose the winner, who will receive a $ 2,000 price. The finalist will get $ 1,000. The winning PSA and its creator will be featured on the syndicated TV show Teen News, which is broadcast on over 160 TV channels across the country.
“We thank the finalist students of the Drive Chicago safely contest for their captivating scripts which we hope will remind all drivers of the dangers of speeding, “said Michelle anderson, director of operations at the National Road Safety Foundation. “We were impressed by their creativity in conveying the idea that speed can lead to tragedy.”
“We appreciate the continued partnership with the National Road Safety Foundation,” said the president of CATA. Kevin keefe. “Through this program, these young finalists can change the behavior of their peers and communities by communicating why speed is a major risk for drivers, passengers and pedestrians.”
The National Road Safety Foundation, Inc. (NRSF), a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit founded almost 60 years ago, produces road safety programs on distracted driving, speed and aggression, impaired driving, drowsiness, driving skills, pedestrian safety and a host of other safety issues. It distributes the programs free of charge to schools, police and road safety advocates, community groups and individuals. It also sponsors contests to engage teens in promoting safe driving among their peers and in their communities. For more information or to download free programs, visit www.nrsf.org.
About the Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is one of the largest metro dealer organizations in the country. It is made up of more than 420 franchised new car dealers and 150 other Allied members. Group member dealers employ around 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information, visit www.CATA.info.
Contact: David Reich 914 325-9997
SOURCE The National Road Safety Foundation