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Simsbury High Video Makes Finals in Teen Safe Driving Contest

Five videos will be chosen as winners of five cash prizes.

A safe driving video made by Simsbury High School students is one of 10 finalists in the 2013 DMV safe driving contest.

Five overall winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on April 2. The following prizes donated by Travelers, the corporate sponsor, will be awarded to the winning students' schools: $5,000 for first place, $4,000 for second place, $3,000 for third place, $2,000 for fourth place, and $1,000 for fifth place.

This year's theme, chosen by students on the DMV's Commissioner's Advisory Committee on Teen Safe Driving, was "Teen Safe Driving: Are You In?" It was intended to be a simple and straightforward message, and one that would engage "influential people, such as parents, friends or other teens, to help send a convincing message about safety to teens who are driving now or getting ready to obtain a license."

This year's theme, chosen by students on the DMV's Commissioner's Advisory Committee on Teen Safe Driving, was "Teen Safe Driving: Are You In?" It was intended to be a simple and straightforward message, and one that would engage "influential people, such as parents, friends or other teens, to help send a convincing message about safety to teens who are driving now or getting ready to obtain a license."

“I applaud these students for their great work and their commitment to safety,” said Gov. Malloy in the release. “We have some of the strictest teen driving laws in the nation – laws that help keep our youngest drivers safe – but that is only half the battle. Ensuring our teen drivers have the information they need to develop good driving habits and be responsible behind the wheel will keep Connecticut’s roads safer for everyone.”

The 25-second video public service commercials are designed for promoting driving-related safety messages on television, websites, and through various forms of social media.

All of the videos can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/teensafedriving12

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