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Middlesex County's High School PSA Program


 
 
 
 
​Congratulations to the winners of Middlesex County’s 17th Annual Safe Driving PSA Contest! See their work here. 
 
The Public Service Announcements were created by students of Middlesex County to educate teens on the dangers of Driving while Distracted and Impaired.

1st place East Brunswick High School, 2nd place Carteret High School, 3rd place Monroe High School
 
In the year 2000 Middlesex County Freeholder H. James Polos created a program called the 3D "Middlesex County Don't Drink and Drive PSA Video Contest," with the goal of reducing alcohol related fatalities among teens, specifically targeting prom and graduation time. It has expanded to include all distracted and impaired driving and is titled the 3D “Middlesex County Don’t Drive Dangerously” Contest.
 
The contest is open to teens in all public and non-public Middlesex County High Schools. Each high school is invited to submit an English and or Spanish 60 second student-produced public service announcement (PSA video) or 30 second audio PSA, that focuses on the consequences of driving while distracted. A maximum of five students per youth-led team can collaborate to change the social climate of their community through the use of compelling PSAs that depict drinking and driving as unacceptable behavior.
 
Co-sponsors include the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Middlesex County Superintendent of Schools, the Injury Prevention Program of the Level One Trauma Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCADD) of Middlesex County and Center of Alcohol Studies Rutgers, the State University of NJ. to make this program even more successful.
 
Through this program, teens become positive role models, empowering their peers to make healthy decisions and resist negative peer pressure.



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