"These videos will have an impact, they are students talking to students," said Dart.
Frustrated by the rate of injury and death from distracted driving, the sheriff's office decided to try something different.
The call for video's went out last fall, and then nearly 2,000 students voted online for the winners.
"A lot of kids are texting now. It's important to get the message out," said Sarah Brooks of Maine West High School, which produced the winning entry.
Her school's safe driving program awarded $500.
Phoenix Military Academy placed second and Eisenhower High School third. Statistics show drivers younger than 20 have the highest distracted driving fatality rates among all age groups.
"I don't want it to happen to my generation," he says.