Ford Song Contest Against Distracted Driving Awards Winners

The recent national song contest held by American manufacturer ford in conjunction with Usher's New Look Foundation, has recently announced and warded its winners. Distracted driving was the theme for the 2011 Ford Driving Skills for Life “Belt It Out” contest that saw $25,000 going to the respective creative teens.

Aside from the money, the winning musical group - from Germantown High School in the Memphis area - also won a free trip to Usher's New Look Foundation World Leadership Conference. They also are invited to join Usher and John Rich, country music star and Celebrity Apprentice, in a conference workshop on July 20 on how music can create awareness and inspire social change.

The second place winner in the Belt It Out contest - Kori Caswell, 17, from Hannibal (Mo.) High School - won a $3,000 savings bond.  Third place winners Colby Benson and Rachel Look --both 16-year-olds from Hawaii -- each won a $1,000 saving bond.

More than 3,000 teens, ages 15-19, are killed on American roads each year, according to government statistics. Earlier this year, the Ford Motor Company Fund invested another $1 million to expand the automaker's fight against vehicle crashes.

Working with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), Ford is bringing its free driving skills clinic this year to high schools in 15 states.

“Ford is taking a leadership role in educating teens about safe driving,"
said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “Ford is passionate about helping young drivers, which helps keep the roads safer for all of us.  We are proud to partner with Usher’s New Look Foundation on the “Belt It Out” contest.”
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