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Midstate youth is finalist in Teens Drive Smart contest - abc27 WHTM

Midstate youth is finalist in Teens Drive Smart contest

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MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) -

Texting and driving is a big problem with deadly consequences. The Bridgestone Corporation put out the call to teens across the country to make a video about safe driving. They've narrowed it down to just ten, and a Midstate teen is one of the finalists.

Tosh Chambers of Millersville, Lancaster County is a top-ten finalist in Teens Drive Smart's video contest promoting safe driving habits. Chambers's entry highlights other unsafe driving habits that are perfectly legal.

"We wanted to have a comedy aspect, and see if that got some attention," Chambers told our James Crummel in the abc27 studio on Sunday morning. "Based on some of the laughs we've heard from people watching, we think we've accomplished that.

Chambers is preparing to go to the University of Pittsburgh for his sophomore year in college. He'll study film and environmental geology. He said that he found the competition while browsing for scholarships online; the Teens Drive Smart contest caught his eye because he likes creating movies.

First prize is $25,000 in scholarships, while second place earns $15,000 and third earns $10,000.

"Seeing how many entries there were, and getting all the publicity we've had, is surprising. It's really just starting to sink in. Like being on TV, it's kind of a big deal."

Voting ends on Sunday, July 28. To vote for Tosh's video, visit http://www.teensdrivesmart.com/video-contest/vote/.

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