LAKELAND, Fla., March 12, 2010 – Thousands of students in Florida believe that safety belts save lives and dozens of them throughout the state captured their artistic vision of how that happens when they entered GEICO's annual Safety Belt Poster and Video Contest.
One of those students, Michael Franck of Miami-Dade County, even turned out to be a national grand prize winner in this year's competition and earned a cash award for himself in the computer-generated category.
"Florida's Click It or Ticket campaign that's going on right now emphasizes how important wearing safety belts is," said George Rogers, GEICO's regional vice president in Lakeland. "We're so pleased to see that so many students are well aware of that and are eager to promote that idea through their art."
Franck used his graphic design skill to create a poster depicting a seat belt angel with outstretched wings. His poster stood out in the computer-generated category with the most clear and focused message of safety.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 12 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
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