Holland, Michigan (WZZM) -- A teenager's message to distracted drivers will soon air in 175 countries.
Ealier this year, Rebecca Rapin and her class entered a contest sponsored by Scholastic, the global book publishing company known for educational materials.
Each student entering the contest was asked to brainstorm an anti-texting and driving public service annoucements for the national Drive2Life campaign.
More than 700 teenagers entered the contest -- but it was Rebecca who took first place.
"I was like, what?" she says. "I forgot even about the project. It wasn't something that I was thinking, 'Okay, I'm going to definitely win this one'."
Rebecca's idea was to show someone driving with items like a map, notepad, video game device, book and boom box -- all functions that can be performed by a modern smartphone. The PSA would then show someone using a smartphone while driving, which then goes to a white screen before the final message: "Just because it's all in one device doesn't make it any safer."
The 17-year-old will also get a $1,000 prize. The PSA will air in more than 12,000 schools worldwide.
To learn more about driver safety, visit www.nrsf.org.