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Suffolk County Police Department Hosts Teen Driving Course in Westhampton

The Suffolk County Police Department is focusing on educating the public about dangerous driving situations in a course aimed at the youngest drivers on the road. Its annual “Crash Course in Crash Avoidance” returns this month with a series of seminars for drivers ages 16 to 18.

From July 21–25, daily courses will be offered for free to Suffolk County teenagers. The two-and-a-half-hour day will include information on vehicle dynamics, braking, cornering, acceleration and crash avoidance. The information is intended to build on other driving courses offered by the Department of Motor Vehicles and Defensive Driving.

The day will feature both a classroom session and demonstration on the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) track. Police will serve as instructors for the lecture as well as demonstration.

Interested students may choose one session to attend from the 10 offered throughout the week. Sessions are available from 9–11:30 a.m. or 1–3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

All sessions will be held at the Suffolk County Police Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Academy at 110 Old Country Road in Westhampton. Registration is available by calling Jeanne M Kremnitzer at 631-852-6109.

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