Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 03, 2013
On January 3, [Internet marketing company fishbat, Inc., responds to an article posted on NJ.com discussing New Jersey’s plan use social media to inform young motorists of the consequences of unsafe driving.
According to the article published on NJ.com, the number of fatal car accidents on New Jersey’s two main toll roads is down 40 percent compared to the number in 2011. However, the article reported that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority officials said more has to be done to prevent accidents, especially those involving young motorists.
In mid-December, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority announced a plan to incorporate social media in the campaign promoting safe driving.
“You see more and more state or government agencies using social media to spearhead their campaigns to reach a younger audience,” said Justin Maas, Vice President of client relations at leading Internet marketing firm fishbat, Inc. “Safe driving is a really big issue, especially with teens, and using social media to encourage young people to drive carefully is a great idea. Younger people are more likely to be reached on social media networks and there’s a greater chance of them sharing the material.”
Named “Reinventing Safety 365,” the campaign is set to launch in January, reports the article. The Turnpike Authority said it plans to release YouTube videos, tweet on Twitter and share posts on Facebook in hopes younger drivers will drive more safely.
Maas commended the NJ Turnpike Authority on the idea of using YouTube videos. “People love videos and they can be shared on any social media platform,” Maas said. “It might be a good idea to use videos of accident survivors speaking out against unsafe driving or just videos reminding people of the dangers of driving in inclement weather or speeding.”
The article revealed the idea for the campaign evolved from the Turnpike Authority’s stats, which detailed the amount of traffic on the parkway near the Jersey Shore. Younger people tend to be more attracted to the area and therefore, the parkway is the main focus for the campaign.
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