Dangerous Driving Conference - December 6, 2011

posted Jun 20, 2012, 11:14 AM by Maria Ploth   [ updated Jul 7, 2017, 8:18 AM ]
Dangerous Driving Conference

Drunk, Drugged, Drowsy, Distracted and Dangerous
Using School and Community to Create Comprehensive Solutions

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 – 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Hofstra University
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus

The Long Island Youth Safety Coalition is pleased to offer a major conference on dangerous driving. The mayhem and destruction found on our highways due to irresponsible driving is endemic. Parents, teachers, and law enforcement authorities have struggled for solutions. The Nassau County District Attorney's Office has waged war to make highways safe and would like to engage schools and youth agencies in taking a new look at this old but deadly problem. An array of talented presenters, workshops, and resources of practical value to schools and organizations has been assembled for this conference. The coalition’s goal is to combine the resources and knowledge possessed by the dozens of coalitions, schools, and groups dedicated to making youth safer. By sharing information, knowledge, and advice, each organization will become stronger and more effective and Long Island’s youth will benefit. The coalition offers periodic island wide forums on critical topics and provides a forum for discussions and information exchange through the LI Youth Safety Listserv. If you are interested in joining or obtaining more information, contact the Nassau County District Attorney’s Community Affairs office at (516) 571-1090, René.fiechter@nassauda.org

PLEASE NOTE: This important and timely conference, with a maximum number of 100 individuals, is FREE. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.


The morning keynote speaker will be Maureen McCormick, the Chief of the Nassau County District Attorney’s Vehicular Crimes Bureau and developer of the Choices and Consequences program which is an acclaimed interactive high school presentation designed to combat drunk, drugged and reckless driving. The program is based on a “reality TV” model that relies on real cases, real evidence and real people from cases in order to break through natural teenage invincibility and teach life saving lessons.


A great deal of activity and planning is occurring at the state level with regard to the problems of dangerous driving among the teen population. Chuck Conroy and Saul Lerner are connected to these discussions and bring a multitude of information and conversation about the future of teen driving in New York State. This session will present up-to-date information on these issues and will include time for questions and answers. Mr. Conroy is on the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and Mr. Lerner is a member of the Statewide Advisory Panel on Driver Education.
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