Twenty-five saves lives. That’s the message Burlington City High School students are trying to convey in a campaign to lower the speed limit around their school.
Burlington City High School was one of three finalists in the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey’s annual U Got Brains Championship Schools competition this year. The competition encourages New Jersey high school students to develop campaigns to address teen driving safety.
In addition to Burlington City High School, West Orange High School and Columbia High School in Maplewood were finalists. All of their public service announcements can be viewed here.
Burlington City High School Principal James Flynn and teacher Samantha Rodolico are participating in the Street Smart NJ summer campaign kickoff Wednesday, June 26, to share the story behind their school’s campaign. They’ve been working to change the speed limit on Route 130 in front of their school to 25 mph at all times. Their video is dedicated in memory of Antwan Timbers, a student who was killed in 2016 while crossing Route 130.