In an effort to bring awareness to distracted driving behaviors, such as texting while driving, and providing information to the public to decrease distracted driving in various forms, the Sherburne County Safe Roads Coalition sponsored a poster contest among our youth to develop imagery that could positively motivate individuals to concentrate on their driving in the future.
The winners were Chris Weberg, Ashley Woolhouse and Sarah Money, all students at Becker High School. These three individuals were chosen to have their posters duplicated and distributed to local high schools and middle schools as a public awareness campaign on this issue. Money’s winning poster is shown at right.
The Sherburne County Safe Roads Coalition was developed in October 2010 in partnership with the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety. The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office leads the coalition with funding provided by the Office of Traffic Safety through their Toward Zero Deaths Safe Roads grant to help offset costs such as the printing of the posters. To date, more than 70 concerned residents and professionals, spanning education, law enforcement, engineering and emergency medical services, work to promote traffic safety through the coalition in Sherburne County with the ultimate goal of reaching zero deaths on our roadways.