Mark Goldberg, 719.532.8436
Impact Teen Drivers
Kelly Browning, Ph.D., 916.733.7432
$15,000 Available to Students in Spring Create Real Impact Safe Driving Contest
San Mateo, CA, January 14, 2019 – What would you say to prevent distracted driving and how would you say it? That’s the challenge to students ages 14-22 as the Spring 2019 Create Real Impact Contest, presented by Impact Teen Drivers and California Casualty, kicks off.
Students can earn prizes and make a difference in the battle to stop unnecessary teen driving crashes, the number one killer of teens in the United States, at www.createrealimpact.com. The entry deadline is March 27.
The Spring 2019 Create Real Impact Contest will provide a total of $15,000 in educational grants for the best peer-to-peer messages showcasing solutions to reckless and distracted driving – with $1,500 grand prizes in the following categories:
- Creative writing
- Spanish Language
- Sports team video
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 driving by teens. Research shows distraction is a key factor in almost 60 percent of crashes involving drivers ages 16 to 19. Empowering messages convincing other teens to adopt safer driving attitudes and avoid the tragic result of bad choices behind the wheel can save lives.
“I have confidence teens can change the culture of driving to one that is distraction free – much like earlier generations did with seat belts,” said Kelly Browning, Ph.D., Executive Director, Impact Teen Drivers. “The Create Real Impact Contest provides an opportunity for teens to join the conversation and do something about the problem.”
Students aged 14-22 can enter and find motivation from past winners at www.createrealimpact.com. The deadline for submissions is March 27.
Online voting will take place March 28 through April 5, with judges determining grand prize awards and notifying winners around April 8, in conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to educators, firefighters, law enforcement and nurses across the country. Founded in 1914, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. To learn more about California Casualty, or to request an auto insurance quote, please visit www.calcas.com or call 1.800.800.9410.