Attention, newly licensed drivers

Attention newly licensed drivers – the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles wants to hear from you.

The BMV is launching a new contest titled “I Hold the Key to a Safer Ohio.”

Just send the BMV a photo of you with your car keys right after you get your license, along with a brief summary of how you will “Hold the Key to a Safer Ohio” by committing to drive safe. E-mail the photo and summary to Communications@dps.state.oh.us and you could be featured on BMV’s Facebook page, BMV’s official website and in the Deputy Registrars across the state. Winners will be selected quarterly and receive a special keychain.

Last year, there were nearly 157,000 first-issuance licenses (ages 15-17 years old) in Ohio. The contest is designed to encourage new drivers to commit to driving safely, which will in turn contribute to a safer Ohio, according to a news release. For information, log onto www.bmv.ohio.gov.