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Great Hang Up: Teens win distracted driving song contest

8:11 AM, Aug 1, 2011   |    comments
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Dearborn, Michigan -- No one needs to learn the message about avoiding distractions behind the wheels more than teenagers.  Their age group has the highest proportion of distracted driving.

Five teenagers from Tennessee came up with a message that will speak to them.

The students from Germantown High School just won $25,000 in in a nationwide song contest sponsored by Ford's "Driving Skills for Life" campaign.

Ford asked students to create songs about the dangers of distracted driving for their "Belt It Out" contest. 

The students from Germantown each one a $5000 savings bond and a trip to Atlanta to take part in a conference with R&B star Usher and country singer John Rich on how music can create awareness and inspire social change.

Click on the video player below to watch the winning song.

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