N.D. CAPITOL NEWS: Teens needed for traffic safety contest
BISMARCK -- North Dakota teenagers can win cash prizes for creating a 30-second traffic safety video or a billboard design. The North Dakota Department of Transportation, AAA North Dakota and the North Dakota Safety Council are sponsoring the sec...
BISMARCK -- North Dakota teenagers can win cash prizes for creating a 30-second traffic safety video or a billboard design.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation, AAA North Dakota and the North Dakota Safety Council are sponsoring the second annual NDTeenDrivers Traffic Safety Contest.
The contest is open to teens ages 14 to 19 enrolled in a North Dakota school. Students may work individually or in a group of as many as five students. They need to focus on distracted driving, underage drinking and driving or seat belt use.
Each entry is also required to conduct one traffic safety event at their school.
Contestants have the chance to win as much as $1,000 and a $1,000 traffic safety grant for their school.
All participants must register by 5 p.m. Feb. 11. All participants in a group must attend the same school.
For more information about the contest and its rules, visit NDTeenDrivers.
com or Facebook.com/NDTeenDrivers.
The Legislative Procedure and Arrangements Committee meets at 1 p.m. Monday in the Harvest Room in the Capitol.
Topics include an update by Legislative Council staff on legislative space renovation projects for the 2009-10 interim. Legislators will also review the proposed organizational session agenda.
Legislative Management meets Tuesday and Wednesday in the House Chamber. Each of the committees will present reports.
Full agendas can be found at www.legis.nd.gov/council/interim/meetings .
Cramer to give speech
Public Service Commission Chairman Kevin Cramer will be in Denver this week to discuss the strategic relationships needed to support Bakken infrastructure development.
The Bakken Infrastructure Development Summit brings together pipeline companies, rail and trucking firms, equity investors, commercial lenders, investment bankers, government officials, environmental and permitting experts, consultants and others to get information to establish relationships to increase transportation capacity in the Bakken.
Finneman is a multimedia reporter for Forum Communications Co., which owns the Herald.