The Department of Motor Vehicles announced the winning high schools in their jointly-sponsored 2019 Teen Safe Driving Video Contest.
The videos focused on how to be safer drivers to prevent crashes, injuries and deaths.
First place goes to Conard High School in West Hartford. Second place goes to the Williams School in New London and third place goes to Wilton High School. More than 500 students from 36 schools participated, submitting a record-setting 211 videos.
The announcement was made on April 22 at the Connecticut Science Center in a ceremony to honor all award recipients. This year’s video contest theme was “Wait, what can WE do?”
“Getting young drivers more involved in initiatives like this is important. Unfortunately, they are more likely to be involved in accidents-some of which could be fatal,” Governor Ned Lamont said. “I want to congratulate all of the students who participated and helped spread this important message.”
This year marks the 11th anniversary for both the Teen Safe Driving Video Contest and the legislature’s adoption of tougher teen driving laws in 2008.
All winning videos can be viewed by clicking here.