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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 do you think every teen driver should know about getting behind the wheel? 

This month participants are asked to create a video or submit original art telling us what you think every teen driver should know about getting behind the wheel!

Submissions Due September 30, 2020

Teen Driver Safety

  • National Teen Driver Safety Week was established by Congress in 2007 as the third week of October. It's an important week that aims to raise awareness about teens' elevated crash risk.
  • Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 16- to 24-year-olds.
  • Some key contributors to crashes involving teen drivers in Pennsylvania include driver inexperience, driver distractions, driving too fast for conditions, and improper or careless turning.

Submissions

  • 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.

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