Kansas students can win prizes and learn about traffic safety by participating in poster and video contests as part of the annual Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day safety campaign.
In addition, the school, class or booster club of the grand prize-winning students will also receive money as part of the contest prizes.
In the poster contest, for Kansas students ages 5 to 13, three statewide winners will each receive:
• Kindle Fire Tablet and case from the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
• $50 Amazon gift card from the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas.
• Movie passes from AAA Kansas.
• $200 for the school, class or booster club.
A total of 18 regional winners in the six regions and age groups (ages 5-7, ages 8-10 and ages 11-13) will receive a bicycle from the KTA and a helmet from Safe Kids Kansas. Poster entries must be postmarked by Sept. 20. Information and entry forms are available at www.kdot.org.
In the video contest, for Kansas teens in grades 8-12, prizes from the KTA include an iPad, a Go Pro and a DJI Osmo Pocket, and the grand prize winner’s school, class or booster club will receive $500. Video entries must be posted by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Information to submit entries is available at www.kdot.org.
About 37,000 people die in traffic crashes each year across the United States — nearly 101 fatalities every day. The contests aim to encourage everyone — drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists — to exercise caution every day and "Put the Brakes on Fatalities."
The Kansas Department of Transportation and numerous transportation organizations in Kansas are sponsoring the contests. More information about Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day is available at www.kdot.org.