Nassau County executive signs pledge not to drink and drive

Sophia Hall

Long Island Group Encourages Pledge Not To Drink And Drive

May 24, 2019 - 8:57 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Nassau County’s police commissioner and county executive signed a pledge Thursday not to drink and drive.

Marge Lee of the group Dedicatedd, which drew up the pledge, says it is available to any community on Long Island free of charge and that the organization will send a large banner to sign.

"The banner in essence says that you won't drive drugged or drunk,” says Lee, “You won't text while you're driving. Texting and driving has surpassed DWI. Drug driving has surpassed alcohol. In essence what the banner says, but it was politically incorrect to put this, don't be a dummy. Give a damn. Sign the pledge."

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Lee says, however, that it doesn’t have to be.

"You will also receive a pledge card when you sign the banner with the pledge in writing,” Lee continued, “My suggestion is if you have a tendency to be a dumb driver; maybe roll through a stop sign, speed, whatever. Tape that pledge to your dashboard and it'll be a constant reminder not to do it."