With just over three weeks to the closing date, actor and RSA Road Safety Ambassador Keith McErlean is reminding young people to play a role in reducing deaths and injuries on our roads by entering the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and Setanta Insurance nat

The competition, which will appeal to all young budding filmmakers, aims to generate awareness among young people of the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving, particularly texting while driving. Open to 15-25 year olds, it provides young people with an opportunity to showcase their creative skills by submitting an original and innovative concept for a short film that tackles the serious issue of mobile phone use while driving, particularly texting while driving.

Entries to the competition can be submitted until 6pm on Friday 16 November via the competition website,www.keepdramaofftheroads.ie. Applicants must outline their concept in no more than 1,000 words and supply a working title for the short film.

The winner will receive €3,000 and the opportunity to work with a team of professional film producers to turn their short film concept into a reality. The winning film will be shown onwww.rsa.iewww.setantainsurance.ie andwww.keepdramaofftheroads.ie. Three runners up will receive a prize of €500.