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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Teen Drivers Invited to Attend Free Distracted Driving Program

Presented by Brookhaven Town Supervisor Romaine, Highway Superintendent Losquadro and Youth Bureau 

Coram, NY – Supervisor Ed Romaine, Highway Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro and the Brookhaven Town Youth Bureau have joined together to present a free, interactive distracted driving program for teen drivers and their parents. During the event, which will be held Wednesday, March 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brookhaven Town Hall, instructors will discuss the dangers of driving impaired and distracted, while demonstrating the negative impacts with state-of-the-art equipment.

 Each day in the United States, more than eight people are killed and 1,161 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 “Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death in young people ages 16 to 24,” said Supervisor Romaine. “Young drivers are easily distracted with phones and texting and they need to be educated about the dangers. I thank Superintendent Losquadro for addressing this important issue in order to help our young people make better life decisions.”

 “I encourage all parents and their teen drivers to attend this invaluable program,” said Superintendent Losquadro. “Anything that takes a driver’s attention off the road is extremely dangerous and, in the case of texting and driving, oftentimes illegal. Young drivers need to understand that one poor choice could impact the rest of their lives.”

 “As a parent, first responder, insurance professional and former school board president, I witness all too often the deadly consequences that are caused by distracted driving,” said Councilman Michael Loguercio, the Town Council liaison to the Youth Bureau. “It is our hope that if we can educate teens on the importance of careful driving and the ramifications of their actions when they drive distracted, we can literally save lives.”

 More than 150 teen drivers attended the Distracted Driving program last year. Pre-registration is required; call the Youth Bureau at 631-451-8011 by March 20. 

Daniel P. Losquadro - Highway Superintendent

1140 Old Town Road

Coram, NY 11727

Phone 631-451-9200

Fax 631-732-2584

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