YOVASO gives Virginia teens an incentive to drive safe this Holiday season

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SALEM, VA. (WFXR) — The Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO) held a Holiday Jingle contest where participants helped spread the message of safe driving during the holiday season by singing a safe driving song or tune for a statewide competition.

Public voting began Monday, Dec. 14, and runs until Friday, Dec. 18.

“We’ve received some really fun jingles. We’ve shared them today on social media and we are just encouraging everybody to go our page to vote.”

Casey Taylor – Program Development Coordinator – YOVASO
YOVASO Facebook

That website is www.yovaso.org/holiday-campaign.

Payton Pointdexter, a junior at Jefferson Forest High School, says YOVASO and safe driving are both important to her.

“It’s important to me because many teens my age think that they’re invincible and nothing bad can happen to them behind the wheel. Yes, bad things can happen but there are safe ways that we can prevent them.”

Payton Poindexter – Junior at Jefferson High School – Jingle contestant

“Right now in Virginia, we have seen an increase in the number of unbelted fatalities among the age group 15 to 20, that is one of the main things that we are focusing on right now is just trying to get youth to understand the importance of buckling up.”

Casey Taylor – Program Development Coordinator – YOVASO

If you’d like to participate in the voting process, click here.

For more information on YOVASO and their ongoing safe driving programs for teens in our area, follow this link.

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