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Viral Video Scholarship Contest Held to Promote Safe Driving


Newport Beach personal injury law firm Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys is helping to get the word out about an interesting opportunity for young people: The Viral Video Scholarship Contest.

In a time where thousands of people are injured or killed in car accidents every year, the video contest employs the creativity of young people to promote safer driving habits among the high school and college student age group. The need for improved driving in this age group is especially important since, according to SWITRS statistics, people aged 15-24 suffered 801 car accident deaths in California in 2008 — the highest of any age group.

Video submissions are asked to deal with the topic of distracted driving — one that is often heavily linked to technology such as using a cell phone while behind the wheel. In California, a state that has recently passed a ban on texting while driving, the use of smart phones while operating a vehicle has nearly doubled since it’s become illegal. Technology can be a big distraction, and that is why the contest looks for participants who can create a catchy, “viral” video that will reach a large audience with an important and creatively-put message.

“Our goal is to put the technological savvy of young adults to good use,” said John Bisnar, founder of Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys. “This generation of drivers invented viral videos, so what better way to promote safe driving than to utilize their imagination and technical ability to create videos that will help lower the number and severity of car accidents while providing college tuition assistance?”

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys is a western regional sponsor and the American Lawyer Academy a national sponsor for the Viral Video Contest. Thousands of dollars in scholarships will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners, helping to aid families trying to fund college amidst continuously rising tuition rates.

Specific guidelines for each region can be found on the official contest website.

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