FEATURED STORY: “As a driver who recently finished driver’s education and will very soon have a license of her own I felt fortunate for having seen this presentation. It is imperative that young drivers understand their lack of experience and vulnerability when driving. Many teenagers believe that they are invincible behind the wheel; nevertheless, it’s important that we know that these terrible and fatal situations result from our own brief ignorance. After having viewed the presentation, I feel I can channel the concepts the speaker conveyed to aid my safety and that of others while driving. I will never text while driving. A few characters like “LOL” just are not worth my life or another person’s life.” – a participant in the Driving Equation Program
The Driving Equation Program helps cultivate and enforce positive driving skills and responsibilities among teens as well as establish a partnership between parent/guardian and their teen drivers through workshops. Our goal is to create collaboration between parents, teens and the community to help them understand the crucial role they play in preventing teen motor vehicle crashes and influence safe driving behaviors. Speakers present a comprehensive curriculum as well as speak from personal experiences about driving distractions. This program provides participants with educational information to develop safe driving habits as well as the tools needed to develop, promote, and advertise new teen driving campaigns in schools throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.
“I Pledge” Event
Over 1,000 Sachem High School East students learned about safe driving at “I Pledge”. EAC Network’s Driving Education Program was one of the partner organizations that made it happen! Find out more…
COMING IN OCTOBER 2013…
“It is with sincere gratitude that I write this letter. I want to thank you as well as the EAC Network for your dedication to the safety of Long Island’s teen drivers. Mr. Bob Flore, the driver’s education teacher at Hauppauge High School, has expressed to me how willing EAC has been to speak to our students during the spring and also this summer sessions. Furthermore, the materials provided have complimented the presentations very well and are effective. In addition, the two presenters, Ms. Karen Torres and Ms. Angela Brockman were simply outstanding! Their presentations were engaging and impactful and most certainly brought deeper meaning to our classroom curriculum. Please extend our heartfelt appreciation to both of them on behalf of Hauppauge High School. The experiences and the materials that EAC provide only enrich our driver’s education program and allow our students to have a more thorough and more meaningful experience within the driver’s education classroom. There is no telling how much impact the education we provide will have, however, if it speaks to one student and influences that student to make positive choices while driving then we can consider the education a great success. Thank you for all of EAC’s contributions and your continued efforts in looking after the safety of our teens. Your concern, support and involvement in our student’s lives are greatly appreciated by Hauppauge High School.”
- Michael D. Caulin, Assistant Principal, Hauppauge High School