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Safety Citizens Program

Become a Safety Citizen by partnering with PennDOT in encouraging others to practice safe behaviors on the road. This virtual community outreach program invites Pennsylvanians to express their creativity while responding to traffic safety questions posed bi-monthly. Every other month, we'll request a response using a different medium such as video, poem, drawing and more. Selected responses will be shared on PennDOT's social media platforms.

We Want to Hear From You

What would you say to a loved one who was going to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol?

This month participants are asked to create a video or submit original art telling us what you would say to a loved one to keep them safe while driving.

Submissions Due November 30, 2020

Impaired Driving

  • Impaired driving crashes are 100% preventable. Keep yourself, your family, and other motorists safe by designating a sober driver or not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  •  Impaired driving enforcement goes beyond alcohol impairment. Law enforcement also work to identify motorists impaired by drugs and prescription medication, or some combination of these.
  • In 2019, there were 11,304 impaired driver crashes on Pennsylvania's roadways resulting in 340 fatalities and 1,093 serious injuries.


  • Video responses should be no longer than 30 seconds with a file of size of no larger than 30MB. 
  • Original artwork should be submitted as a PDF, JPG, or PNG and the file should be no larger than 30MB. 
  • PennDOT reserves the right to not post a submission for any reason. If a submission is not used for a particular reason the participant will be contacted and given the option of sending a new submission. 
  • All submissions must be the original work of the submitter and must not infringe on the rights of third-parties, including but not limited to, intellectual property rights. By participating in the program, the participant accepts responsibility for any third-party intellectual property claims which may arise from the submission and agrees to hold PennDOT harmless from such claims.
  • PennDOT does not provide financial assistance for supplies, materials or other items associated with this program.

  • Submit Content

Past Topic Teen Driver Safety

What should every teen driver know before getting behind the wheel?

Thank you everyone for your submissions! If you would like to view all the previous posts search #SafetyCitizens on Twitter and Facebook.