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

$15,000 Available for Students’ Safe Driving Messages


Impact Teen DriversSan Mateo, CA, August 1, 2018 – Students can win $500 to $1,500 in the Impact Teen Drivers and California Casualty 2018 Fall Create Real Impact contest. Entries of empowering creative approaches to stop distracted driving are being taken now through October 1 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 to students aged 14-22 for the best peer-to-peer messaging to stop reckless and distracted driving, with a $1,500 grand prize in the following categories:

  • Video
  • Music
  • Art
  • Creative writing
  • • Spanish (art and video submissions)

Sports teams that submit a video will be eligible for a $1,500 prize. The three schools with the most entries will each receive $1,000. The entry with the top votes in each category will also win a cash prize.

The Create Real Impact contest was initiated in 2009 as a proactive solution to the deadly epidemic of inattentive teen driving. Sadly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that the largest proportion of drivers involved in 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 October 1, 2018.

Online voting will take place October 2 through October 7, with judges determining grand prize awards by October 10. Winners will be announced October 21, in conjunction with National Teen Driver Safety Week.

For more information on how to get schools and students involved, please contact

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Create Real Impact Poster