Today, February 5, 2020, with the goal of reducing traffic crashes among the most vulnerable age group, new drivers, Social Worker Beth Kennedy promoted safe driving by having ADA Alex DiPalo, of the Nassau County District Attorney’s office, provide Choices and Consequences for the junior class. The presentation is designed to combat drunk, drugged, reckless and distracted driving.
The 90 program relies on real cases, real evidence and real offenders to teach life-saving lessons. Sophia Jerome, Mollie Landrem, Gabriella Priolo and Alexis Lafargue volunteered to re-enact a reckless driving situation. As a continuation, Officer John Obertthorne, of the Nassau County Police Department, acted out a field sobriety test using many methods including “Fatal Vision” goggles which simulate intoxication. At the conclusion, students were encouraged to MAKE A PLAN to prevent the possibility of them driving while under the influence. Please visit Mrs. Kennedy’s Social Work page on our web page for a sample Parent-Child Driving Contract promoted by the CDC.
Our thanks to the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. We hope this presentation will spark conversations in your own homes as your young drivers safely “take the road!”