2009 AAA Traffic Safety Poster Contest - National Winners
In its 65th year, AAA's Traffic Safety Poster Contest communicates safety messages in schools, encourages peer-to-peer communication through creativity and establishes trust in AAA for future members and their parents.

The program continues its primary aim of reducing traffic and pedestrian crashes, the No. 1 cause of death for children ages 3 to 14.

Older students are invited to compete in subject categories relevant to novice driver safety. Students of all ages illustrate a selected safety category, under the supervision of dedicated educators and youth leaders. The program allows youth to become creative in slogan design while striving to create memorable entries, leading others to safety through example and enthusiasm. Entries are judged locally and nationally for recognition.

More than $18,000 in prize money was awarded to the 2009 national winners.

In addition to Flickr.com, winning entries are also posted on other official AAA social media sites including YouTube.com/AAA and MySpace.com/AAAeveryday.

The 2009 AAA Traffic Safety Poster Contest categories were:

PRIMARY (Grades K-2):
Pedestrian and Child Passenger Safety
(Night Time Visibility, Proper Use of Booster Seats)

ELEMENTARY (Grades 3-5):
Getting to School Safely
(Obey Your AAA School Safety Patrols, Helmet Use, Interacting With Motorists)

JUNIOR HIGH (Grades 6-8):
How to be a Good Passenger
(Buckle Up, Don’t Distract the Driver, Dangers of Using a Cell Phone or Changing the Radio/CD While Driving)

SENIOR HIGH (Grades 9-12):
Safe Teen Driving
(Alcohol Awareness, Distracted Driving, Aggressive Driving/Speeding)
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