Local teen a finalist in safe driving video contest

Local teen a finalist in safe driving video contest

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Teen drivers don't have the most stellar safety record, but a Utah teen is using his musical talents to improve on that.

Patrick Farrington, a recent graduate of Jordan High, is a Top 10 finalist in a national safe driving video contest.

Farrington took the unusual approach of creating a public service announcement musical. His friends act, dance and sing their safe driving tips:

"Buckle up and don't drive drowsy. Don't drive distracted, 'cause that's just lousy," they sing.

"I'm in a band, so writing a song for a video made sense," said Farrington.

He says while the video is entertaining, it also underscores a serious safety messages for teens to drive safely and avoid some of the common problems that put teens in the highest risk driving category.

Farrington's video was selected from more than 800 entries. The Top 10 are put on contest sponsor Bridestone Americas webpage for a public vote.

If Farrington wins, he'll get a $5,000 scholarship, a new set of tires and a chance to have his video broadcast as part of a nationwide public service announcement.

If you want to see his musical or vote for it, CLICK HERE.

E-mail: dwimmer@ksl.com

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