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LD 17 - Legislator Tom Donnelly

Posted on: July 24, 2019

Suffolk County Police Department Offers Free Safety Classes for Licensed Teen Drivers

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly, as chair of the Public Safety Committee, is pleased to inform residents that the Suffolk County Police Department is again offering its free “Crash Course in Crash Avoidance” classes for teen drivers between the ages of 16 and 18.  Designed to supplement training already learned from DMV, defensive driving and driver education programs, this 2-hour course teaches new drivers how to anticipate and avoid dangerous road situations. 

Each session features a short classroom lecture, followed by a live demonstration on the Emergency Vehicles Operations Course (EVOC).  There are 10 different sessions to choose from between August 5 and 9, all taught at the Suffolk Police Academy, 110 Old Country Road in Westhampton.  Morning classes start at 9 am, afternoon programs begin at 12 pm and sessions are filling fast. For more information or to register, go to and click on Community, email or call (631) 852-6109.

“New drivers focus on their skills and learn the rules of the roads, but awareness and prevention are equally important keys to vehicular safety,” said Legislator Donnelly. “I urge all teen drivers to register and attend this important free course that will help keep both themselves and other motorists on the road safe.”

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