Police Need Your Vote on Best High School Video!

Police Department Needs Your Vote in Video Challenge
Posted on 01/16/2019

You get the chance to vote on which local high school produced the best Public Service Announcement highlighting the dangers of speeding! The Arlington Heights Police Department partnered with Napleton’s Arlington Heights CDJR and Jennifer Burnidge of State Farm to challenge local high school students to produce short videos on the negative impacts of speeding.

Video from Buffalo Grove High School
Video from John Hersey High School
Video from Forest View
Video from Wheeling High School

Please place your votes for your favorite by the end of Friday, January 25! The videos can be viewed on our website page featuring the “Save Challenge Finalists.”  These short Public Service announcements are part of the SAVE Challenge, or Speed Awareness Video Education Challenge, which is designed to engage local high school students.

Speeding accounts for 27% of fatalities nationwide and it continues to be one of the most significant factors in motor vehicle injuries and deaths. Unfortunately, speeding-related fatalities have increased nearly 9% in the past several years (from 9,283 in 2014 to 10,111 in 2016). Additionally, a significant percentage of drivers involved in speeding related traffic fatalities were between the age of 16 and 21.

The video entries will also be judged by law enforcement, school officials and members of the community. Awards for the winning video will be presented to the students and their schools.

The Village of Arlington Heights and the Arlington Heights Police Department are excited by the creativity of the videos and we hope the important message on the dangers of speeding makes a profound impact on everyone. 

Thank you for taking the time to view the videos and vote!