Teen Driving
Last Updated: 10/16/13

Teen Driving Contest

The video below was created to promote a contest sponsored by New York Chapter 2 designed to raise awareness about safer teen driving.  At the end of the video and below are the contest's rules, and information about how to submit your own video.

Teen Safe Driving YouTube Video Contest
To Promote National Teen Driver Safety Week - Oct. 20-26, 2013
Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics, NY Chapter 2

  • Prizes: $500 to first place winner or winning team.  Additional prizes. Winning videos will be played in doctors' offices and hospital ERs and submitted as PSAs.  Winner/s be also be honored at a press conference.
  • Who can enter: Teens ages 14-19
  • From where?: Preference given to Nassau, Suffolk, Brooklyn and Queens residents (AAP Chapter 2 areas), but we will accept entries from the other NYC boroughs and the rest of NY State
  • Teen driving issues to address:
    • Primary: Seat belt use in all vehicle seating positions
    • May also address other safety issues such as parents as role models, interactions with passengers, other distractions (texting, cell phone use), night driving
    • Note: The theme of New York State's observance of Teen Driver Safety Week is "Click it Front and Back, Too" and drives home the importance of buckling up in all seating positions.
  • Length of video: up to 2 ½ minutes
  • The video must be filmed by individuals within the entrant age limits
  • Although our announcement involved a moving vehicle, no submissions may involve a moving vehicle or other potentially dangerous situation (contest officials will make the final judgment)
  • Deadline: Monday, Dec. 16th, 2013
  • Judging: a panel of pediatricians, student leaders, and community leaders
  • How to Submit: Send e-mail to Dr. Weinstein at libwaltz@aol.com notifying us of your intention to enter, or mail video to:

Dr. Richard Ancona
300 E. Main St., #5
Smithtown, NY  11787

For ideas/information on teen driving see www.teendriversource.org or

Questions? E-mail a1084e5@verizon.net
Partially funded by a grant from the National Safety Council/Allstate Foundation


Other Web Sites of Interest

     There are many excellent and informative web sites relating to Teenage Driving.
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