Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice's driver education program, “Choices and Consequences, will be presented at Kennedy High School on Wednesday.
Rice announced on Tuesday that the program aimed at teaching high school students about the dangers of drunk, drugged, distracted, and reckless driving, will be presented at four Nassau County high schools in the coming weeks.
“Car crashes are the number one cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 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."
The presentation will include a 90-minute slideshow and interactive speech by a Nassau County Assistant District Attorney and a demonstration by a Nassau County Police Officer of the criminal process that drunk, drugged, and reckless drivers must go through upon arrest.
The program will also feature a testimony from a young person who has been arrested and victims whose lives have been permanently affected by drunk, drugged, distracted or reckless driving.
The presentation at Kennedy High School will begin at 7 p.m.