Students can help prevent distracted driving, earn scholarship

The Children’s Safety Network Project Yellow Light offers a student scholarship competition to encourage teens to develop and embrace safe driving habits.

Applicants shall submit a video designed to motivate, persuade and encourage teens not to drive distracted. Students can speak to their peers on this subject in a way that adults cannot. Project Yellow Light believes that the more lives you can impact, the more lives you can save.

The first place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. The second-place finisher will receive $2,000, and the third-place finisher will receive $1,000.

The Project Yellow Light/Hunter Garner Scholarship is in partnership with the Ad Council, Mazda, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and National Organizations for Youth Safety.

The scholarship contest officially opened Oct. 31, 2012. Videos are due April 1, 2013.

To learn more, visit Project Yellow Light’s website.