PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Office of Highway Safety has created a new web-based program designed to encourage safe driving among young people.

The Department of Public Safety said “Lesson Learned” was activated Friday. The videos feature high school students from South Dakota in demonstrations showing what occurs when people don’t wear seatbelts and drive distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Lee Axdahl is director of the state Office of Highway Safety. Axdahl says the videos are meant to encourage driver safety through social media.

South Dakota drivers between the ages of 14 and 19 can watch the videos and answer safety questions to be entered into a contest for cash prizes up to $10,000.

The South Dakota Broadcasters Association is offering the prizes.

Online: http://www.lessonlearnedsd.com