Speed Awareness Video Education Challenge

Make a Video for SAVE Challenge!
Posted on 09/17/2018

The Arlington Heights Police Department invites District 214 high school students to participate in their “Speed Awareness Video Education (SAVE) Challenge” in an effort to increase awareness regarding the negative impacts of speeding.

The winning video, chosen by Police and School officials as well as the community, will serve as a public service announcement that will be featured on our website, access channels and elsewhere. Entries will be judged by law enforcement, school officials and members of the community. Applications to participate in the challenge are due October 15, 2018. Video entries must be submitted on or before December 15, 2018.

With the SAVE Challenge, the Police Department hopes to collaborate with local high schools to expand current speeding education and awareness initiatives. Unfortunately, speeding related fatalities have increased nearly 9% in the past several years (from 9,283 in 2014 to 10,111 in 2016). Additionally, a significant percentage of drivers involved in speeding related traffic fatalities were between the age of 16 and 21.

Accounting for over a quarter of traffic (27%) fatalities nationally, speeding continues to be one of the most significant factors in motor vehicle injuries and deaths on our roadways. Communities throughout the nation continue to be impacted by the devastating aftermath of speeding-related injuries and deaths.

We welcome your participation in this important program that can help increase awareness of the negative impact from speeding.