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''Driving in the Safe Lane Program'' Comes to Wantagh High School

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The Community Parent Center will bring its highly acclaimed "Driving in the Safe Lane" program to Wantagh High School on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The 90 minute lecture program will be held ...

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The Community Parent Center will bring its highly acclaimed "Driving in the Safe Lane" program to Wantagh High School on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The 90 minute lecture program will be held at Wantagh High School, located at 3297 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh.

The program brings together police, a pediatrician, an insurance representative, and the mother of teen driver who was tragically killed when driving with friends. The program educates parents, new and prospective teen drivers about safety measures, New York State driving laws, and parental liabilities. Since the program's inception, it has grown in popularity for its comprehensive approach and impact on those who attend.

Annually, Nassau County ranks among the highest in the number of fatal crashes for 16-19 year olds. Between 2002 and 2006, 42 teens were killed on Nassau roadways. Driving in the Safe Lane was launched in 2007 by the Community Parent Center in response to the growing problem of unsafe teen driving.

"Our goal is to save young lives through education and awareness. Our message is that driving is a privilege and comes with great responsibility" said Wendy Tepfer, Executive Director of the Community Parent Center.

Driving in the Safe Lane is funded by a grant from the Allstate Foundation. The Community Parent Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing parents and families with education, resource information, and the support they need to raise resilient children who are safe, confident, nonviolent, and drug free. For more information about the Community Parent Center, contact 516-771-9346 or visit

www.communityparentcenter.org

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Driving in the Safe Lane is funded by a grant from the Allstate Foundation. The Community Parent Center is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization established in 1988 by a dedicated group of school administrators and parents in their efforts to do what is best for children. Focusing on parenting issues and family wellness, the Center is committed to working with local parent and community organizations to bring parents information, resources and the opportunity to be part of a supportive parent network.