'Dear Charlie' -- distracted driver

Published at 11:15 a.m. on April 28, 2014 | Modified at 11:18 a.m. on April 28, 2014

An Edison High student was selected as a finalist in a national video campaign against distracted driving. Taylor Nitta's video entry, "Dear Charlie," beat out more than 1,000 entries to make the top 10 of the National Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge. The challenge asked teenagers to submit a short video addressing distracted driving. The grand prize is $15,000 and the opportunity to work with a Discovery Channel film crew to re-create the winning entry as a TV public service announcement. Second prize is $10,000 and a behind-the-scenes trip for two to a Velocity Network show. Third prize is $7,500.

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