Archive for May, 2015

Art winners highlight the importance of driver jobs

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

An art contest about wearing seatbelts is highlighting the importance of driver jobs.

Two elementary school students won top honors in the 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington, DC.

Fourth grader Heather Li of Orlando, Fla., and 2nd grader Julia Ou of Livingston, New Jersey, received framed replicas of their artwork plus a monetary award courtesy of the CMV Safety Belt Partnership.

“It is especially important for large truck and bus drivers to buckle up in order to stay in control of their vehicles, and be ready for unforeseen circumstances,” said Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Chief Counsel Scott Darling. “We continue to put out friendly reminders to all drivers that something as simple as fastening your safety belt can be the determining factor that saves your life.”

The annual “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest is organized by the Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Safety Belt Partnership, which includes FMCSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and 30 other government agencies and private organizations.

The contest is open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade who also have a sponsor in the commercial truck and bus industries.

“It is especially important for large truck and bus drivers to buckle up in order to stay in control of their vehicles, and be ready for unforeseen circumstances,” said Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Chief Counsel Scott Darling. “We continue to put out friendly reminders to all drivers that something as simple as fastening your safety belt can be the determining factor that saves your life.”