A group of teens in Hernando County have won a contest for creating a video highlighting the dangers of distracted driving.
The group, all ninth graders at Nature Coast Technical High School in Brooksville, had the most re-tweets on their video, which got them a $1,000 prize from AT&T.
Their entire video production class made videos they posted to Twitter as part of a contest run though AT&T. The winning group got more than 130 retweets to secure the $1,000 prize.
It’s all part of AT&T’s “It can wait” campaign, which aims to encourage everyone, but especially teens, to be alert anytime they get behind the wheel and put away their phones while driving.
Statistics show that seven out of 10 drivers engage in some form of distracted driving when they’re driving on the roads. Four out of 10 of those drivers are actually searching the web at the same time.
AT&T’s goal is to catch young people while they’re still in high school driving or about to drive, to prevent these bad behaviors from happening.
This contest was just between the video production class members, but AT&T has held similar contests throughout the state.
Were you involved in an auto accident because of a distracted driver and need legal help? Contact our Hernando County Auto Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton right away.
If you have been involved in a distracted driving collision in Brooksville or Spring Hill, it is important to get help from an attorney who will perform an exhaustive investigation of your crash and determine if a distracted driver is to blame.