Massachusetts Holding Public Safety Student Video Contest
Massachusetts and the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security located in Boston, recently announced the third annual “Dance. Don’t Chance.” video contest, and is encouraging all Massachusetts juniors and seniors to participate. In representing children injured in automobile accidents, The Law Office of Neil Burns is encouraged that Massachusetts continues to promote childhood safety. Contestants are asked to write and produce one-minute videos that promote safe driving by discouraging speeding, drag racing, distracted driving (such as texting or iPod use) and underage drinking.
According to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, teenagers aged 16 to 19 account for a disproportionate number of motor vehicle fatalities, and the months of May and June, during prom season, show ever higher crash and injury rates in Massachusetts. According to the Center for Disease Control, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers.
The winner’s school will receive a cash prize for its prom plus DJ entertainment and non-alcoholic beverages provided for the event, while individual winners will receive prizes ranging from electronics, free prom transportation, free tuxedo rentals, hair styling and cosmetics and corsage/boutonniere gift cards. The winning video will also be aired as a public service announcement to discourage dangerous driving.
The contest runs through March 12, with the top videos from participating schools to be judged by JAM’N 94.5 radio personalities. For more information, entry guidelines and safe driving tips, visit the contest Web site at www.mass.gov/safety/promshorts. The Law Office of Neil Burns is dedicated to keeping children safe and promoting child safety.