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Ohio Turnpike announces second annual W82TXT Teen Video Contest

5/20/2019

The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission is kicking off its second annual W82TXT Teen Video Contest. Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to create a video message advocating for distracted drivers to kick their dangerous habits. The commission will share videos on social media to help raise awareness about this deadly issue. The contest corresponds with what has become known as the “100 Deadliest Days,” the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day when new teen drivers between 16 and 17 years old are three times more likely than adults to be involved in deadly auto accidents.
 
By producing and submitting W82TXT videos, students can have fun, help spread awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and compete for great prizes, such as a GoPro, an Apple iPad and a $250 Amazon gift card. The Ohio Turnpike also will donate $500 to the grand prize winner’s booster club of choice.
 
Please, no selfie videos. Get creative and help influence peers to make safe choices behind the wheel. Videos must be submitted by July 4. Click here for more information and contest details.