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The 2017 “No 2 Distracted Driving” Video Contest

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 71% of teens and young people say they have composed/sent SMS messages while driving. Fully 78% say they have read an SMS message while driving. And the University of Michigan Transporation Research Institute says 25% of teen drivers respond to a text message every time they’re behind the wheel.

For the fifth year in a row, Hampton Roads High School students joined with Hall | MileOne Autogroup and Cox Communications in their commitment towards safe driving in the community by creating and submitting videos highlighting the dangers of distracted driving. A panel selected four finalists from all the entries received then visitors to viewed the videos and voted for their favorites.

The results of the 2017 “No 2 Distracted Driving Video Contest” are below. Congratulations to all four winners and to every student and student group who submitted entries. Check back to over the school year for additional information on how you can help prevent distracted driving…and for details regarding next year’s contest!


The 2017 Grand Prize winning video is “What If?,” submitted by the student group of Malia Rosburg, Hope Matthews and Alisabeth Rodriguez from Tabb High School in Yorktown. As Grand Prize winners, the student group and the school both win $3500 from Hall | MileOne Autogroup and Cox Communications.


The Second Place video is “2 Seconds Too Late,” submitted by James McClellan from Norview High School in Norfolk. He wins $300.


The Third Place video “Three, Two, One” by Kyle Mele from Norfolk Academy in Norfolk.  He wins $200.


The Fourth Place video is “It’s Not Fair,” submitted by Casey Baker from Oscar F. Smith High School in Chesapeake. Casey wins $100.