Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice is bringing her message of safe driving to Hewlett High School.
A driver-education program called “Choices and Consequences,” is aimed at teaching high school students about the dangers of drunk, drugged, distracted and reckless driving.
The presentation by an assistant DA will take place at HHS on Oct. 15 at 9 a.m.
It will feature a 90-minute slideshow and interactive speech from the DA's office, demonstration by Nassau County Police on the criminal process that drunk, drugged, and reckless drivers must go through upon arrest, testimony from a young person who has been arrested and victims whose lives have been permanently affected.
“Car crashes are the No. 1 cause of death for young people between the ages of 15-24 years old and it is incumbent upon all of us to do whatever we can to ensure the safety of our young people on the road,” Rice said. “'Choices and Consequences' was created to show young drivers real facts, real stories, and real people."