Artistic kids tell professional drivers to 'Be Ready. Be Buckled.'

| 11/5/2012

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership, of which OOIDA is a member, is hosting its annual art contest: “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” The contest, which is for children ages 5-12 who have a relative or sponsor in the truck and bus industries, runs through Friday, March 1, 2013.

The contest is held in conjunction with the American Society of Safety Engineers’ North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (May 6-12, 2013) celebrations aimed at increasing awareness about work safety – being safe on the job.

The art contest focuses on urging truck, bus and all drivers to buckle up to saves lives and reduce injuries.

Children with a relationship to individuals or organizations in the trucking and bus industries can participate as per entry requirements.

Artwork that best illustrates “the importance of commercial motor vehicle drivers buckling up” with the overarching message “Safety Belts Save Lives” will win the grand prizes in each of the two age categories.

The winners of this contest will be honored at an awards ceremony to be held at the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters in early May 2013. That afternoon there will be a special program for the winners at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall.

For more information, rules and the entry form, click here.

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