High School Teen Becomes an Ambassador for Safe Teen Driving


High School student Mohamed Abbas recently lent his voice to radio and participated in a public service announcement (PSA) campaign aimed at informing teens about the dangers distractions can pose when operating a car.

Mohamed was selected to join other student representatives from across Long Island to participate in the campaign, which is being conducted by Allstate Insurance Company. Based on fatal accident statistics, the increased number of cars on the road and the fact that holiday weekends (Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day) and activities such as the senior prom historically result in increased alcohol use and subsequent drunken driving, experts identify the spring and summer months as the “100 Deadliest Days for Teen Driving.”

Mohamed’s PSA, which he recently recorded at the studios of WBLI radio station in West Babylon, will air on 106.1 from now through Labor Day weekend. Earlier in the school year, Deer Park was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation and hosted a program at the high school entitled Direct The Drive: Show Off for Safety for which Mohamed was involved in coordinating. Under the program, high school students performed their own music videos and commercials about the dangers of distracted and reckless driving for their peers and the community.