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Middlesex County's High School PSA Program


 
 
 
 
​Congratulations to the winners of Middlesex County’s 20th Annual Safe Driving PSA Contest! View all of the entries on our YouTube playlist.​ 
 
The Public Service Announcements were created by students of Middlesex County to educate teens on the dangers of Driving while distracted and impaired.

Video
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
 
Audio 
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 unacceptable behavior.
 
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. 
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