For Immediate Release
California Casualty
Mark Goldberg, 719.532.8436
Impact Teen Drivers
Kelly Browning, Ph.D., 916.733.7432

Students can Save Lives and Cash In with “Create Real Impact” Contest


Impact Teen DriversSan Mateo, CA, February 1, 2018 – Students aged 14-22 can win their share of prizes and help prevent needless tragedies with the 2018 Spring Create Real Impact contest from Impact Teen Drivers and California Casualty. Entries of empowering creative solutions to stop distracted driving are being taken now through March 22 at

New research concludes that merely handling and looking at a hand-held device doubles a driver’s risk of being involved in a crash, yet thousands do it every day. That’s why the Create Real Impact contest is so important.

Educational grants totaling $15,000 will be awarded for the best peer-to-peer messages sharing solutions to reckless and distracted driving, with $1,500 grand prizes in the following categories:

  • Video
  • Music
  • Art
  • Creative writing

There will also be awards for schools with the most entries and for the top online vote getters.

The Create Real Impact contest was initiated in 2009 as a proactive solution to the deadly epidemic of inattentive teen driving. Unfortunately, there has been a dramatic increase in U.S. traffic fatalities the past three years after a decade-long downturn. Sadly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that the largest proportion of drivers involved in deadly distracted driving crashes continues to be teenagers.

“We believe that peer-to-peer led projects help motivate and encourage students to spread their solutions to reckless and distracted driving, the number one killer of teens in America,” said Kelly Browning, Ph.D., Executive Director, Impact Teen Drivers. “Helping others make smart choices saves lives.”

Students aged 14-22 can enter and find motivation from past winners at The deadline for submissions is March 22.

Online voting will take place March 23 through March 28, with judges determining grand prize awards by March 30. Winners will be notified around April 2, in conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

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Create Real Impact Poster