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: New Brunswick High School - It's Not Worth It
2nd place: Piscataway High School - Don't Let Technology Drive Your Life
3rd place: South Plainfield High School - You Wouldn't
1st place: Monroe Township High School - My First Birthday
2nd place: J.P Stevens High School - Put Down the Phone
3rd place: Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health & Biomedical Sciences - Keep You Safe
ABOUT THE 3D PSA CONTEST
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
In its 20th anniversary, the contest’s mission has evolved from reducing alcohol-related fatalities among teens to combating all forms of dangerous driving. The event is co-sponsored by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders; Robert Wood Johnson-Injury Prevention; The Middlesex County Superintendent of Schools; the Wellspring Center for Prevention and NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
Through this program,
teens become positive role models, empowering their peers to make healthy
decisions and resist negative peer pressure.