The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is extending the deadline for submissions for the 2014 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest until March 15, 2014. Organized by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership, the contest is open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade with relatives or sponsors in the commercial truck and bus industries. The contest educates kids about highway safety and urges commercial drivers to buckle up on every trip. Artwork will be evaluated in two categories: one for children in kindergarten through second grade, and another for children in third through sixth grade. Twelve winners will be selected in March 2014 and their artwork will appear in the 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” contest calendar. All 12 students will also be honored at a ceremony at USDOT headquarters to be held in the spring. T

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