Students Could Win Scholarship For “Don’t Text & Drive” Campaign

The student in your life could win a $5,000 scholarship simply by creating a cool “don't text and drive” social media campaign. Indiana high school and college students now have a choice: Use their smartphones behind the wheel and make a tragic mistake, or engage their social media followers to “Drive Now. Text Later.” Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann along with the BMV, INDOT and the Indiana State Police are partnering to award $5,000 scholarships to students who compose the most creative and viral social media posts on Twitter, Instagram and Vine. Students may register their public Twitter accounts through April 10th. Entries must be posted during April, which is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and use the hashtag T-X-T-L-8-R-I-N, or Text Later I-N. Of course, social media posts that are composed while driving will be disqualified.