SACRAMENTO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

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Driving It Home

The Sacramento District Attorney's Office and the Elk Grove Police Department have joined forces to bring the nationally recognized driving safety program, "Driving It Home," to the citizens of Sacramento County.

Fatal car crashes kill someone every 12-minutes on average in the U.S. Every month, Sacramento County loses too many drivers and passengers to distracted driving (texting, cell phones, etc.), driving under the influence (alcohol, marijuana and other drugs), speed and recklessness. "Driving It Home" focuses on the consequences of making a bad or risky decision behind the wheel. The impact on passengers when riding with a driver making poor driving decisions is also addressed.

The presentation features video, stories, clothing, and even the actual vehicle in which a young man died from a recent speeding collision. All information shared is based on recent Sacramento County fatal collisions.

"Driving It Home" is presented throughout the year to service clubs, community organizations, and Sacramento County high schools. The program has received statewide awards, recognition, and has been featured in many newspaper articles and numerous television interviews. Feedback from attendees is overwhelmingly positive with many stating they will never look at riding in a car the same way as before.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Contact

Community Service Officer Misty Dailey (CSO #66)
901 G Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.874.8948
daileym@sacda.org



photo of Officer Dailey showing a picture of a wrecked car during a Driving It Home presentation
photo of a wrecked car that is shown at the end of the Driving It Home presentation
photo of a car that crached into a tree
Officer Dailey shows a photo of a teenager's wrecked car from speeding during a Driving It Home presentation.
Actual wrecked car shown at the end of the Driving It Home presentation.
A teenage driver speeding crashed into this tree. Her best friend was killed from not wearing a seat belt.