Abington Christian Academy hosts Click It or Ticket campaign kick-off


Clarks Green school, PennDOT, South Abington Twp. Police, Ion TV team up to film driving safety program

By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



PennDOT, the South Abington Township Police Department and Abington Christian Academy team up to film a Click It or Ticket campaign television program about safe driving for Ion Media Networks’ public affairs show ‘Northeast Current.’ From left, Anthony Madeira, Madelyn Hannah, Olivia Treat, Natalie Treat, Elizabeth Treat, Madison Kessler, Patrolman Darrell Silverstein, South Abington Township Police Department; Press Officer James May, PennDOT; Rachel Rinaldi, Grace Brock and Damian Drutherosky.


Patrolman Darrell Silverstein, South Abington Township Police Department, and Press Officer James May, PennDOT, talk with Abington Christian Academy students about safe driving and laws of the road. From left, Anthony Madeira, Madelyn Hannah, Olivia Treat, Natalie Treat, Elizabeth Treat, Madison Kessler, Silverstein, May, Rachel Rinaldi, Grace Brock and Damian Drutherosky.


Abington Christian Academy in Clarks Green hosts PennDOT and the South Abington Township Police Department for a discussion on driving safety to kick off the Click It or Ticket campaign. From left, first row, School Administrator Jan Wells, Grace Brock, Rachel Rinaldi, Madison Kessler, Natalie Treat, Madelyn Hannah, Olivia Treat and Elizabeth Treat. Second row, South Abington Township Police Department Patrolman Darrell Silverstein, Tim Zeiger, Anthony Madeira, PennDOT Press officer James May and Damian Drutherosky.


CLARKS GREEN — Only one out of nine Abington Christian Academy students who participated in PennDOT’s Click it or Ticket campaign kick-off at the school is legally able to get behind the wheel of a vehicle. The rest are too young or don’t yet have their driver’s permits; however, that didn’t stop them from learning some safety tips and facts about the law that will help them down the road — when they get on the road.

PennDOT press officers Mike Taluto and James May, along with South Abington Township Police Patrolman Darrell Silverstein, talked to the young teens about four major aspects of safe driving: staying within the speed limit, not driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol (and not getting in the car with a driver who is), staying off your cell phone and wearing a seat belt at all times.

Ion Media Networks was on hand to film the conversation for its weekly public affairs show “Northeast Current,” which airs at 6 a.m. Thursdays on WQPX-TV. The Click it or Ticket episode with Abington Christian Academy students is scheduled for Nov. 26.

Silverstein and May each gave brief presentations, after which students asked questions. Some questions revolved around what can and can’t be done at a stop sign or red light, such as texting or unbuckling your seat belt to remove a jacket or reach for an item in the back seat. The answer to both was the same. Even when stopped at a red light or stop sign, a driver is still operating his or her vehicle and all laws apply — no texting, no unbuckling.

PennDOT, the South Abington Township Police Department and Abington Christian Academy team up to film a Click It or Ticket campaign television program about safe driving for Ion Media Networks’ public affairs show ‘Northeast Current.’ From left, Anthony Madeira, Madelyn Hannah, Olivia Treat, Natalie Treat, Elizabeth Treat, Madison Kessler, Patrolman Darrell Silverstein, South Abington Township Police Department; Press Officer James May, PennDOT; Rachel Rinaldi, Grace Brock and Damian Drutherosky.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_ABJ-Click-It-1.jpgPennDOT, the South Abington Township Police Department and Abington Christian Academy team up to film a Click It or Ticket campaign television program about safe driving for Ion Media Networks’ public affairs show ‘Northeast Current.’ From left, Anthony Madeira, Madelyn Hannah, Olivia Treat, Natalie Treat, Elizabeth Treat, Madison Kessler, Patrolman Darrell Silverstein, South Abington Township Police Department; Press Officer James May, PennDOT; Rachel Rinaldi, Grace Brock and Damian Drutherosky.

Patrolman Darrell Silverstein, South Abington Township Police Department, and Press Officer James May, PennDOT, talk with Abington Christian Academy students about safe driving and laws of the road. From left, Anthony Madeira, Madelyn Hannah, Olivia Treat, Natalie Treat, Elizabeth Treat, Madison Kessler, Silverstein, May, Rachel Rinaldi, Grace Brock and Damian Drutherosky.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_ABJ-Click-It-2.jpgPatrolman Darrell Silverstein, South Abington Township Police Department, and Press Officer James May, PennDOT, talk with Abington Christian Academy students about safe driving and laws of the road. From left, Anthony Madeira, Madelyn Hannah, Olivia Treat, Natalie Treat, Elizabeth Treat, Madison Kessler, Silverstein, May, Rachel Rinaldi, Grace Brock and Damian Drutherosky.

Abington Christian Academy in Clarks Green hosts PennDOT and the South Abington Township Police Department for a discussion on driving safety to kick off the Click It or Ticket campaign. From left, first row, School Administrator Jan Wells, Grace Brock, Rachel Rinaldi, Madison Kessler, Natalie Treat, Madelyn Hannah, Olivia Treat and Elizabeth Treat. Second row, South Abington Township Police Department Patrolman Darrell Silverstein, Tim Zeiger, Anthony Madeira, PennDOT Press officer James May and Damian Drutherosky.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_ABJ-Click-It-3.jpgAbington Christian Academy in Clarks Green hosts PennDOT and the South Abington Township Police Department for a discussion on driving safety to kick off the Click It or Ticket campaign. From left, first row, School Administrator Jan Wells, Grace Brock, Rachel Rinaldi, Madison Kessler, Natalie Treat, Madelyn Hannah, Olivia Treat and Elizabeth Treat. Second row, South Abington Township Police Department Patrolman Darrell Silverstein, Tim Zeiger, Anthony Madeira, PennDOT Press officer James May and Damian Drutherosky.
Clarks Green school, PennDOT, South Abington Twp. Police, Ion TV team up to film driving safety program

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

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