“Buckle Up & Slow Down” campaign gets creative in Virginia

Virginia

VIRGINIA (WDVM) — “Buckle up and slow down!” That’s the message a new safe driving campaign is trying to spread to Virginia teens this fall.

Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO) typically hosts in-person events to raise awareness for traffic safety. Due to COVID-19, the organization had to create a virtual campaign this year so they created a #DriveForChange sticker design contest.

The winner’s design will be printed out on decals to be used in the program’s marketing materials. They’ll also receive a $100 prize. The competition is open to anyone in Virginia between 11 and 20 years old.

In addition to the decal contest, YOVASO will also be giving out #DriveForChange kits, filled with goodies such as apple cider and safe driver information cards.

“Usually with past campaigns, we would send boxes of materials to the schools,” said Kendall Lythgoe, a student at Virginia Tech and regional trainer for YOVASO. “With the Drive For Change kits, we’re giving them out individually and sending them out directly to the students, which I think will be really cool.”

The Drive For Change campaign will run until October 23. All artistic submissions must be in by October 14.

MORE NEWS FROM WDVM

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Local News Headlines

Stay Connected

Events

Don't Miss

More Local News

Trending Stories