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Nassau County Announces LIU Post Students’ Safety Video


Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Post, Long Island University

A moving documentary by two LIU Post students designed to raise awareness about pedestrian safety on busy Long Island roads is now a key component of Nassau County’s Walk Safe campaign. County Executive Edward Mangano this week announced the debut of the video at a news conference with family members of people who lost their lives in car-pedestrian accidents.

Produced in the summer of 2012 by broadcasting majors Nicole Pitone and Steven Clerkin, with the help of LIU Post Television Center manager and adjunct professor Katherine Dalton,  the video tells the stories of three teenagers who died while crossing Hempstead Turnpike and Sunrise Highway. County Executive Mangano said the video “brings much needed attention to the importance of pedestrian safety.”

“It is my hope that every Nassau resident gets to view this program and will take the proper measures when crossing the street as a pedestrian or crossing through an intersection as a driver,” Mangano said. The county executive’s announcement can be seen here, and the video can be seen here.

"We feel honored that they asked us for their help," said Dalton. "At PTV we're always looking for a way to give back to the community. This is a way to do that and give our students professional experience that they can use in the future."

Posted 06/13/2013

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