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3D PSA Program
In the year 2000 Middlesex County Freeholder H. James Polos crated a program called the "Middlesex County Don't Drink and Drive PSA Video Contest," with the goal of reducing alcohol related fatalities among teens, specifically targeting prom and graduation time.
It has expanded to include all distracted and impaired driving.

The contest is open to teens in all public and non-public Middlesex County High Schools. Each high school is invited to submit an English and or Spanish 30 second student-produced public service announcement (PSA video) that focuses on the consequences of driving while drinking, drugs, texting, and cell phone usage. A maximum of five students per youth-led team can collaborate to change the social climate of their community through the use of compelling PSAs that depict drinking and driving as unacceptable behavior.

In 2001, the Middlesex County Superintendent of Schools joined the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and became co-sponsors of this program. Over the next five years, the program and student participation continued to expand.

In 2005, the Injury Prevention Program of the Level One Trauma Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCADD) of Middlesex County came on board as co-sponsors to make this program even more successful.

Through this program, teens become positive role models, empowering their peers to make healthy decisions and resist negative peer pressure.

 

The 2014 Winners: