Sutliff & Stout Annual Scholarship Contest

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for 15 – 24 years olds. According to the U.S. government, 3,154 people were killed and approximately 424,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2013. The actual number of accidents due to distracted driving were likely much higher.

It is not debatable whether distracted driving is a public safety problem; it is. The problem is particularly pervasive among young drivers. We must find a way to stop distracted driving.

The first step towards changing any behavioral change is to admit that a problem exists. Many of us criticize others for their distracted driving habits, but how many of us are willing to look inward to examine our own choices behind the wheel?

We are asking students to write an essay of at least 500 words detailing their most common distracted driving habits, and to describe the concrete steps they will take to put an end to those habits.

Eligibility Rules

  • Applicants must be EITHER out-going high school seniors (graduating summer 2020) OR students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the start of the fall 2020 semester.

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