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Tune In To Road Safety - Drivesafely

Tune In To Road Safety

As part of tune into road safety week we promoted a competition to win an iPad (sponsored by Autohome Assistance) by producing a short film to show why people should not drink and drive or get into a vehicle with a driver that has been drinking alcohol.

All residents of Bedfordshire were invited to submit short films of 30 second to two minute duration.  The film does not need to be professional quality and could be record on a mobile phone.  All ideas were welcome and films could include as many people as you like.

The competition was judged by members of the Bedfordshrie and Luton Casualty Reduction Partnership and the shortlisted entries were invited to a presentation at the Five days of Christmas anti-drink drive campaign launch in The Mall, Luton in December 2013. 

The winning entry was from James, William and Megan Thurlby who won a i-pad mini sponsored by Autohome  - Fancy a drink depicts people driving to a pub, having too much to drink and then driving awayall in lego.  The inevitable happens and a crash happens.  It ends with the driver being taken away on a stretcher as a skeleton.  The film can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuOc5kBExKmx7Trm7TnDg3A/feed

Second place was Catherine Russell and winning a £50 voucher with her film - What if? This film depicts the thoughts of those left behind following the death of a loved one.  The young man went to a party and thought he would be OK to drive and pick up his sister after having one drink.  The film ends with a scene at a cemetery where they sit with their thoughts. 

In third place was Rachel Hook and winning a £25 voucher with her 'Fast track from here to eternity' script.  Starting at a party where people are drinking.  It then goes onto someone under the influence driving and having an accident.  The final scene depicted the death.

More information on the dangers of drinking and driving can be found at www.morning-after.org.uk or www.think.direct.gov.uk/drink-driving