3 Seconds Is All it Takes.

A vintage-inspired poster with flashing red colors to warn teens of the dangers of getting distracted behind the wheel, even for three seconds—because three seconds is all it takes for a serious or even fatal crash to occur.

Touch Screens in Cars

How the rising technology of built-in touch screens in vehicles is contributing to distracted driving and collisions as much as phones and how it should not be overlooked.

Rewarding the Responsible

My proposal for solving reckless driving includes a positive conditioning system that rewards good behavior, instead of simply relying on laws to punish bad behavior.

Highway 99

Highway 99 is about how a young and impressionable teen picked up bad driving habits from his father.

The Killer Unwritten Rules of Driving

Circling around the general public and teenagers are the unwritten rules of driving: you don’t actually have to stop at stop signs, the speed limit is the speed minimum, etc. Don’t do that – instead we should be thinking in rules of three.

Teen driving PSA

This piece spreads awareness about the dangers of texting and driving.

A Taste of Terror

A young driver named Dillon still feels nervous about driving, trying to remember all the rules. To relieve his anxiety, he buys a shake on his way to his cousin’s house. While drinking the shake, he doesn’t pay attention and gets inches away from a wreck. Dillon, terrified yet relieved, resolves not to eat or drink anything while driving, sparing others and himself much pain.

The Power of One

I was really intrigued by how whenever someone’s driving recklessly or not abiding by driving laws, they always say, “It’s just this one time, don’t worry,” and that really inspired my piece; I mean, that one time could harm so many people, you never know! And so I wanted to emphasize the “one” and highlight that if you’re willing to do something wrong “one time,” why don’t you try doing the right thing “one time” as well and then continue with it, so that was the basis of my entire piece. Stemming from this idea, I used “one” in some way or the other in every line to really emphasize how much we use that “one time” as an excuse for our reckless driving, but then I also wanted to point out that we can use it to make ourselves safer drivers as well.

A Conversation Between Two Friends

Two friends are going out to eat but when one friend notices one is on his phone while driving they get into an argument. The argument shows two perspectives on driving distracted.

A Disastrous Drive to the Beach

You and 3 of your friends are in the car heading to the beach one hot summer day when the driver gets distracted by her phone and runs a red light.


This story is began when I was in an accident. My windshield cracked similar to the one in the story. The cause wasn’t distracted driving, but the fear and serenity was still there. I wanted to write abut that feeling and how in cases of distracted riving, this very well might be the last time you feel safe in a car. Distracted driving is a horrible and awareness needs to be spread about it.

“Five Lives”

Our video, “Five Lives”, is an entry for the Create Real Impact, Impact Teen Drivers contest in the Video Category. This piece was inspired by my partner, Manuel Perez, and my connections to how reckless driving has almost caused us to lose – or has caused us to lose – our own loved ones. In this piece, we explore the impact that reckless driving behavior can have on the people around that person, in this case a loved one’s behavior impacting us by his death, but also on how it can cause other losses and impact other families. We hope to encourage driving conscientiousness with our video. Acting credits: Manuel Perez Jairo Cifuentes Nefertiti Garcia Production credits: Manuel Perez (writing, storyboarding/outlining and video editing) Alexander Cifuentes (video editing) Nefertiti Garcia (writing and storyboarding/outlining) Borrowed media: Sounds: – Free Download, Sound Effects. “Car Crash Sound Effect (Free Download & No Copyright).” YouTube, Sound Effects – Free Download, 12 Apr. 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGLOtyHIDyo. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021. – “Download Free Ambulance Sound – From near to far – Best non-copyright Videos, Sounds & Music.” Youtube , Brain4sys, 9 May 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns1XpJMeD-A. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021. – fx, sound. “Heartbeat Sound Effect (HQ) Royalty Free.” YouTube, sound fx, 3 June 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrjL_ZAoWlc. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021. – Pelayo, Manuel. “Royalty Free Music – Somber – The Question.” YouTube, M. Pelayo , 21 Aug. 2018, www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc-1-Ptq4AI. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021. Videos: – Duzina, Content D. “Police car light (blur) – Free stock footage.” YouTube, Content de Duzina, 1 Nov. 2019, www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnS6B7ks-90. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021. – Channel, Arniii Web. “Free Video Stock Footage – Ambulance.” YouTube, Arniii Web Channel, 12 Apr. 2014, www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp37kT2o8po. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021. – Effects, Royalty Free. “ROYALTY FREE VIDEO FOOTAGE : Village street late at night with cars and bright headlights 2 NO FEE.” Youtube , Royalty FREE Videos. Music and Sound Effects, 26 July 2016, www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANgtZiXH2zA. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021. – HD, Free Stock Footage. “Car accident – Free Stock Footage HD.” YouTube, Free Stock Footage HD, 8 Dec. 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mS2-KRFv1M. Accessed 1 Apr. 2021. – GPS Video by Athena from Pexels – Lonely Man Video from Videezy.com; Free B Roll provided by Videezy.com – Luxury Car Video by Taryn Elliott from Pexels – Stock Footage, Musical Motion Graphics &. “Seat belt indicator | No Copyright Stock Footage Free Video Clip Download.” YouTube, Musical Motion Graphics & Stock Footage, 6 Aug. 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6o4JN32vm8. Accessed 1 Apr. 2021. – Funeral Video by Pavel Danilyuk from Pexels – Font, Beach. “Autumn Cemetery.” Videvo, BeachFont, www.videvo.net/video/autumn-cemetery/4260/. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

Keep your Eyes on the Road

My entry is a graphic showing the various distractions that occur while driving. The distractions I listed include: texting, talking, eating, and meddling with the radio. I intentionally circled them around a picture of a driver to emphasize how their presence is everywhere. The accessibility of these distractions is a reason why they are so dangerous. Moreover, the picture of the driver serves to provide an example of someone keeping their eyes on the road. Behind this is a green gradient, which lists additional distractions in opaque text. Below the gradient is 3D pieces of a road. These are symbolic of how a crash makes the world feel as if it is breaking apart.

Don’t Be An Octo-Driver

Don’t be an Octo-Driver! You don’t have eight tentacles, only two hands—and they need to be on the wheel. Anything you would need to do on the drive can be done once you have made it to your destination. Keep your eyes on the road, and your hands on the wheel!

Safe Driving Saves Lives

More than 1.3 million people around the world die from car crashes each year. Many of these deaths are preventable, and it is our job to keep our eyes on the road. Safe Driving Saves Lives…