Los Angeles is the most dangerous city to bike, walk or drive through. In areas like ours, literally millions of drivers, bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians share bustling thoroughfares. Unfortunately, some lack the education or responsibility to share these roads.
Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) came up with a way to address this problem in education and today, kicked off their
2nd Annual "Streets, Art, SAFE" Traffic Safety PSA Competition.
This program pairs teams of high school students from multiple schools with veteran Hollywood filmmakers to produce traffic safety PSAs to educate others on responsible and safe use of the roads.
This evening, multiple educators and interested students gathered at Reseda High School auditorium to get an intro to the "Streets, Art, SAFE" program and receive a great information regarding traffic safety and the basic production of a PSA.
Speakers and topics included:
Dr. Heather Penrod, Arts, Media and Entertainment Magnet Coordinator at Reseda High School -- the "Streets, Art, SAFE" Competition and Education Curriculum
Damian Kevitt, SAFE Executive Director -- Story behind the PSA program and why traffic safety is important
Jimmy Collins, Man At Large Productions -- the basics of making a PSA
Nat Gale, Vision Zero Program Director, LADOT -- Reducing traffic fatalities to zero means more
We also heard from Aaron Greenfield (student filmmaker) whose group produced the winning PSA last year and it was played for those in attendance as an example.
Check out his groups' PSA in the video below:
The program will award the winning submission/school an arts program grant and the winning PSA will also be aired on local television stations.
A very large, sincere thank you goes out to all our speakers and sponsors for making this program possible. These include:
The Conor Lynch Foundation, Wells Fargo, Galpin Motors, AAA and the LA Vision Zero Network. The deadline for "Streets, Art, SAFE" 2017 registration is this Wednesday, January 18th, 2017.
REGISTER HERE. For more information on the program and to register, please visit the "Streets, Art, SAFE" section of our website or call (844) 884-7233 Ext. 804.