Buckle Up, Phone Down campaign crowns winner of video contest

Buckle Up Phone Down

High school students from London & Middlesex County were encouraged to enter the London Middlesex Road Safety Committee (LMRSC)’s “Buckle Up, Phone Down” video contest to promote safe driving to students and teens in their region. Students were asked to make a creative 60 second video discouraging others from driving while distracted.

London Health Sciences Centre, along with London Police Service and Middlesex-London Health Unit are proud to be part of the LMRSC who presented the first place prize award to Aaron-John Williams, a grade 11 student from Saunders Secondary School.

Aaron submitted a stop-motion video using Lego bricks to demonstrate the dangers of using a cellphone while driving. Aaron’s 1st place prizes included a $1000 gift certificate for Young Drivers of Canada, $400 worth of professional editing to his video submission, and a $100 gift certificate to Cineplex Media, donated by Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). Aaron’s video will be shown through LHSC’s Impact program and as a trailer at Western Film.

Second prize went to recent Catholic Central High School graduate Jack Wraight, and third place awarded to Linda Ly, who recently graduated from A.B. Lucas Secondary School.

Keep a look out for your opportunity to promote distracted driving awareness in unique and creative ways in the spring of 2016! A great way to keep you and your friends safe, win cool prizes, and gain volunteer hours!!!