Virginia Beach student among finalists for DMV distracted driving license plate competition

Driving under the influence is not the only major cause for concern when talking about safe and responsible driving.


Take texting while driving into consideration. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, nine people are killed every day in the United States due to texting, eating, or looking at their phone while driving.

One-third of Americans between the ages of 18 and 64 have admitted to using their phone while driving.

So, to actively respond and take positive action, more than 200 students have submitted license plate designs for the Department of Motor Vehicle’s Take Action Against Distraction License Plate Design Contest. This initiative will seek to remind drivers to keep their eyes where they belong: on the road.

Judges from across the Commonwealth have selected the top eight designs for each district and the finalists will receive $300 from the AAA Mid-Atlantic, the sponsor of the contest.

The DMV will modify the eight designs and modify them for use on a Virginia license plate. The public can then vote for their favorite from Feb. 20 through March 20. is a brand new distracted driving technology that just launched. It locks the device when motion is detected and provides an augmented reality-based 'Unlock Test' that a driver physically cannot complete while driving. No hardware required. Passenger friendly. Drivers blocked from device use.

Originally posted here.