Good Job, Century SADD | VideoKristin Clouston | 1/4/2013
"Not just about texting and driving, not just all about drinking and driving. It was a lot about safer driving habits. Such as our commercial was focused on tail gating. We want people to have a safe driving distance between cars. Some of the people say were doing merging lanes, using blinkers or other safety driving habits like that," said second place winner Jacob Sommerfeld.
Team members say it took few days to come up with their story.
"I was not expecting it to take as long as it did. We spent a lot of time on it. Our story board was literally stick people and bubble cars so I wasn`t expecting to do as well as we did. We were just like did this really happen? Are they sure?" said third place winner Amanda Jordan.
Jordan, Laiken Ross and Ashley Thorpe ended up taking third place. Sommerfeld and Drew Lingle ended up taking second in the national competition.
"I think we`re getting the point across and people know we actually do care about them and we`re trying to make it better for them. It`s not just kind of like we`re making ourselves stand out for some reason anymore. They get it and they`re listening," Jordan said.
And that, they say, that is the real reward.
The teams won cash awards of $350 and $175. They are going to use the money to help pay for their trip to the SADD national convention in June.