“In One Instant accomplishes the very important job of teaching our students how to make smart choices, how to stay alive, how to stay safe, how to take care of each other. That’s the most important gift you can give to a school.”

Monica Iannessa, Assistant Principal 
Monica Iannessa, Assistant Principal

“Thank you for the amazing presentation to our students yesterday. I am certain that your work will save countless lives.”

Dan Blank, Assistant Principal 
Dan Blank, Assistant Principal

“I’m glad we brought In One Instant to our school because it wasn’t just for the kids. All of us can make a stupid mistake without thinking about it.”

Harold Boger, Principal 
Harold Boger, Principal

“In One Instant is a powerful program, and our students have expressed a profound appreciation for the message. It was easy to do and more effective than any other program.”

Dr. Dylan Farris, Principal 
Dr. Dylan Farris, Principal

“This program is highly impactful…easy to implement and extremely effective. This program saves lives.”

- Dr. Pam Magee, Principal 
- Dr. Pam Magee, Principal

“We are still getting wonderful feedback about the program from all over Santa Monica. As soon as we have our calendar open for next year, I will immediately book In One Instant.”

Lisa Golden Balfus, President 
Lisa Golden Balfus, President

Quick Overview
For Educators

In One Instant is an award-winning, teen safe driving video program with follow-up activities that has been implemented in over 4,000 schools nationwide. The Program makes the topic of distracted, reckless, and impaired driving personal and relevant. By engaging students on an emotional level, they learn how to stay safe behind the wheel, and influence their friends and family to do the same.

Implementing the In One Instant Teen Safe Driving Video Program at your school is simple and easy. Educators will understand how to host the In One Instant in the classroom or online

For Educators / Student Leaders

In One Instant Teen Safe Driving Program is a groundbreaking, peer- driven experience. It’s an award-winning video program for schoolwide In-Classroom or Virtual presentation, including numerous discussion and fun activities for after the program.

When you bring the program to your high school, it results in a shift in everyone’s approach to making smart, safe driving decisions. You will actually be helping to save so many more lives in your community.

Vow to save a life!



A Message From Merle Price,
Former Principal and
Deputy Superintendent, LAUSD

The worst experience a school may face is the death of a student, especially in the case of a sudden and preventable accident, which for teens most frequently involves driving distractions due to texting, cell phone use, recklessness, and impairment. Those who have experienced the aftermath of such a tragedy know that the trauma to classmates, families, faculty and staff goes beyond anything that they have been prepared for and will impact the school community for a long time.

In One Instant is an award-winning and research-based resource for schools that has demonstrated ability to impact teens and their decision making in ways that can prevent tragic driving collisions. This video assembly program and toolkit have been developed with input from health and safety professionals, teachers, counselors, school administrators, psychologists, parents and teens themselves. It is easily administered with follow up materials for administrators, students, teachers, and parents.

With minimal disruption to instructional programs and school schedules, this program can provide a bonding experience between teens, their parents, and school personnel to help teens recognize the importance of their decisions and the role they play in preventing tragedies.

Your role in bringing this powerful program to your school has the potential to save lives. Many parents, teens, and administrators have acknowledged how this powerful and emotional experience impacts teen driving behavior, promotes smarter choices, and creates long-lasting change.

Please take a few minutes to see how easily this life saving program has been successfully implemented at many high schools and consider bringing this invaluable set of resources to your school community.


Merle Price

Merle Price

Former Principal, Palisades Charter High School, Pacific Palisades, CA
Former Deputy Superintendent, Instruction, LAUSD
Lecturer, Principal Leadership Institute, UCLA
Lecturer, California State University, Northridge, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Injury Prevention Message


A message from a Trauma and Injury Prevention Practitioner

As Trauma and Injury Prevention practitioners, we are firsthand witnesses to the tragedies caused by motor vehicle crashes – the #1 killer of American teens. We are uniquely positioned to understand this dire problem and the importance of educating young drivers. The impactful program, In One Instant, has been designed specifically for this purpose. 

In One Instant is an award-winning, emotionally charged program that empowers teens to make smart choices and save lives. The program speaks directly to teens in an honest and realistic way. It involves teens on an emotional level, bonds them to their community, and fosters change from within. 

I am enlisting your help to bring this powerful video program and activities to high schools, community organizations, and hospital-based outreach programs. The program provides teens with the tools they need for long-lasting change. It’s effective, easy to implement, and time efficient. The In One Instant Team provides you with everything you need. 

Please watch the quick four-minute trailer and testimonial videos available on the In One Instant website homepage to get a better idea of what the program entails: http://www.inoneinstant.org/

Together, we can reduce motor vehicle crashes and trauma among our youth.

Together, we can affect societal change.

Kristen Spencer
Injury Prevention and Outreach Nurse
Natividad Medical Center

Educator’s Guide

In One Instant empowers your students to make smart choices and save lives by reducing distracted and reckless driving.

This emotionally charged, award-winning program makes the issues timely and personal, compelling your students to own their decisions – while influencing peers, parents, and siblings to do the same.

More than 4,000 high schools nationwide have implemented In One Instant. It’s designed around the Health Belief Model, which says people change behaviors when they believe themselves to be at risk for more serious consequences. The program persuades by depicting realistic risks, then providing tools needed to change behaviors.

Take the Vow

I’m taking the pledge with In One Instant and its lifesaving teen safe driving program:

"I vow to live a life that will last...
A life in which I will not drive under the infuence...
I will not drive recklessly...
And I will not text while driving.
I will make sure my friends and family know to do the same. I vow to live a life I can be proud of."
– J. Barnett, 18

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