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Safe Driving Program

The Community Parent Center and The Allstate Foundation will bring the highly acclaimed “Driving in the Safe Lane” program to the Uniondale Union Free School District on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. The 90-minute lecture program will be held at Uniondale High School, located at 933 Goodrich Street in Uniondale. The event is open to the public.


The program brings together law enforcement, the medical community, the business community and the parent of a teen driver who was killed in a car crash. The program educates and raises awareness of the issue for parents, new and prospective teen drivers about safety measures, New York State driving laws, and parental responsibilities and 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






The Parent Center’s program, Driving in the Safe Lane, is funded by a grant from the Allstate Foundation. Established in 1988, the Community Parent Center is Bellmore-Merrick’s resource center for quality parent and community education programs addressing substance and alcohol abuse prevention, bullying/ harassment and youth violence prevention, and safe teen driving. 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. For more information about the Parent Center and their programs, contact 516-771-9346 or visit


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