Teen Distracted Driving Campaign Contest Winner

Congratulations to Micaela Swenson from Discovery Middle School for being selected as the 2012 contest winner with her contest entry, POCKET the PHONE…or POCKET the TICKET. Micaela received a $100 Visa Gift Card and her logo and tagline will be featured on a banner that hangs over Broadway and 3rd Avenue in Alexandria from April 16-April 22.  The winning entry will also be featured in schools and various campaign activities throughout the county for up to one year.

You can view all of the contest entries that were submitted on the Douglas County Safe Communities website www.dcsafecommunities.com and on Facebook www.facebook.com/dcsafecommunities

 The contest was sponsored by Douglas County Safe Communities,
AAA of MN-Iowa and Operation Round-Up.

Statewide Distracted Driving Enforcement

Extra patrols will be enforcing distracted driving laws including texting, underage cell phone use, and other inattentive driving behaviors. The statewide Distracted Driving Enforcement Day is Thursday, April 19th.

How you can get involved: (adapted from the National Safety Council)

  • Pledge to drive cell free and advise others to do the same.
  • Watch and share this video to encourage your friends and family to stay off the phone while driving.




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