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Brentwood High School Students And Suffolk Police Officials To Warn Of Major Danger Of Texting And Driving

Students release award winning video campaign to prevent teen deaths on Long Island.

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Brentwood, NY - November 7, 2014 - The Suffolk County Police Department will join with Brentwood High School Principal Richard Loeschner and students on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 12: 00 p.m. to present a $10,000 scholarship to the winner of a 9,000 participant, distracted-driving campaign.
In recent years texting and driving has become more dangerous for teens than drinking and driving. Currently, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured every day in the United States as the result of crashes involving a distracted driver.  
The iDrive Program, which was created to provide high school students with further incentive to pledge against texting and driving, was offered to five school districts and co-sponsored by NY Auto Giant and Audi of Lynbrook.
Challenging students to a video submission competition that engaged voters through sanctioned social media sites, the campaign also promised major rewards. The winner, Brentwood High School student Laura Villatoro, garnered votes of over 300 of her peers and lobbied community members for their support, as well. Villatoro had the choice of two prizes, a new car or scholarship dollars.

WHAT: Police and Brentwood School District join for texting and driving campaign.
WHERE: Brentwood High School, 2 6th Avenue Brentwood, New York 11717
WHEN: Friday, November 7, 2014 (12:00 P.M.)

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