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CT school could win $100,000 for promoting safe driving

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BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) -

A school in Bristol is in a national contest to produce a video on safe driving.

Election Day was last week, but there's still plenty of time to vote for Bristol Central High School.

The school is a finalist in a nationwide “2N2 -2 Eyes on the Road 2 Hands on the Wheel" Campaign from State Farm Insurance. The winning school will get $100,000.

The communication technology class created a video demonstrating how they're safe while driving and why. The video is getting peoples’ attention.

"The plan was basically to get our message across to everybody who saw the video,” Jordan Holtz, who is a high school senior, said. “And make the best video out there so people would remember it."

Car crashes are the number one killer of teens, and senior Matt Heffernan knows about the dangers, first hand.

Heffernan said he survived a crash over the summer when he lost control of his vehicle while changing the radio station.

"So ever since then, I don't touch my phone, don't look at the radio, don't look at anything,” Heffernan said. “Keep focused. So 2N2 had a really big impact on me."

"Hearing it from a teenager’s perspective, it really just resonates with you a lot more than when an adult is saying ‘drive safely,’” Nicole Ledesma, who is a high school senior, said.

The winner of the “2N2 -2 Eyes on the Road 2 Hands on the Wheel" Campaign will be based on total votes.

"We were hoping that when people watch it, they watch it and say 'oh my God, I got goosebumps',” teacher Gina Gallo Reinhard said. “Or 'oh my God that made me think of' fill in the blank, my family, my friends, my kids and we think we really nailed it."

People can vote every day from all their valid email accounts until Friday.

To cast your vote, click here.

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