Statewide DZD Safety Coalitions Teaming up to Combat Distracted Driving
In 2019, a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that Louisiana is the seventh deadliest state for distracted driving fatalities. According to the latest data, 186 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers in 2019 and 479 people were seriously injured. Texting while driving is an especially problematic trend among younger drivers who accounted for 16% of the distracted driving deaths on our roadways in 2019.
The contest is open to students in grades sixth to 12th statewide and must contain a distracted driving safety message through the creation of a meme or short video. Submissions opened May 3 and will close Sept. 10, with winners announced Oct. 17-23. Students have the opportunity to win various monetary prizes, ranging from $100 to $750.
Contest guidelines and rules can be found at https://tinyurl.com/
For more information, on how to join statewide efforts to help reduce the number of serious injuries and fatalities on our roadways caused by distracted driving and to help us meet Destination Zero Deaths goal, please visit www.destinationzerodeaths.com.
For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email email@example.com, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please let us know how we may better serve you: Customer Service Survey.
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