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Teens Take Title for Texting While Driving Video

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Four Oregon high school students pocketed $500 for their video, “Texting and Driving” a public service announcement promoting young worker safety and health. Piers Dennis, Derek Sturman, Owen Madin, and Devin White wrote, produced and acted in the 45-second video. In the video, two young men share their concerns about the texting while driving habit of their friend, a pizza delivery driver. Just when you think you know what will happen, there’s a dramatic twist. The vid is fabulous, take a look:

The theme of the contest was “Save a Friend. Work Safe.” The judges graded the entries on creativity, production value, youth appeal, and the overall safety and health message. Take a look at all of the winning videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/OregonSafetyHealth.

The contest is organized by the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]) and sponsored by the Oregon OSHA, SAIF Corporation, local chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET), Liberty Northwest, and the Greater Portland Construction Partnership.