100 Deadliest Days Upon Us - Allstate Foundation Safe Driving Campaign

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As grim as it sounds, for many teens, Memorial Day and Labor Day – the unofficial beginning and ending of summer – bookend what is known as the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers on our nation’s roadways. At Walt Whitman High School, we are filling this week with educational messages in an attempt to keep our seniors safe before and after this Friday’s senior banquet.

Walt Whitman’s SADD club has been busy organizing impactful presentations. Out of respect to the families of the five Farmingdale students who lost their lives in a tragic car crash this past weekend, some of the more dramatic and visually impactful presentations will not be held. Our condolences go out to the families for their unfathomable loss.

One of the presentations that will take place will bring the Choices and Consequences program to Whitman on Tuesday, May 13. Choices and Consequences is an interactive high school presentation designed to combat drunk, drugged, and reckless driving and is presented by Nassau County Assistant DA and South Huntington’s very own Maureen McCormick-Grudens.

SADD, working with the Allstate Foundation, is getting parents involved in a safe driving campaign and ask that parents visit the following website to learn new ways to help our teenagers understand the consequences of destructive decisions.

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