In addition to enforcing national safety regulations for 18-wheelers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sponsors an art contest (https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/OurRoadsArtContest) where students around the country submit artwork to promote road safety. After gathering submissions from students in all grades nationally, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg recently announced the 12 contest winners. (https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/us-department-transportation-announces-winners-2021-road-safety-student-art-contest). Secretary Buttigieg thanked all students for submitting artwork and noted the contest “helped raise awareness about how important it is to keep people safe on the road – and this year’s submissions were terrific.”
In the K-5 division, the winner from Cary, North Carolina won the grand prize with the following digital submission:
The FMCSA shared additional winners on Twitter (https://twitter.com/FMCSA/status/1444429864845692936?s=20), which highlights just one program in the larger “Our Roads, Our Safety” partnership that seeks to raise safety awareness about the commercial truck and bus industries on a broad, public level.
A printable calendar with the 12 winning submissions for each month is available for free on the FMCSA’s website here (https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2021-09/2022%20FMCSA%20Road%20Safety%20Art%20Contest%20Calendar.pdf). It is great to see safety education reaching America’s schools!