Suzanne Elzey, left, and Lisa Ringenbach staff their booth at the Kent Island Firemen's Carnival Monday evening, July 22, promoting "Cruise Safe", a program to train teens to drive safely.
Their sons, Tyler Elzey and Mike Ringenbach, along with friends Corey Pessagno and Harrison Smith, died in a car accident in April.
The parents would like to see Cruise Safe's Collison Avoidance Training added to driver education, especially for teens and were accepting donations for that to happen in Queen Anne's County during the carnival. "The response to what we are doing has been overwhelming," said Suzanne Elzey.
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CruiseSafe at the Kent Island
CruiseSafe Festival Draws Crowd
STEVENSVILLE — The Cruise Safe Festival to honor the lives of the four young men who tragically died in an automobile crash April 10, 2013, was a huge success this past Sunday afternoon, April 6, at Kent Island American Legion Post 278. There was a very good turnout.
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KI Parents Work to Honor Sons' Memories
CruiseSafe foundation created to remember lost teens through driver safety programs
CHESTER — April 10, 2013, changed everything for the families of Tyler Elzey, Corey Pessagno, Mike Ringenbach and Harrison Rhoades Smith. On that day, the four young men were killed in a car crash on Cox Neck Road, a tragedy that shook the entire Kent Island community.
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CruiseSafe Honors Local Law Enforcement and First Responders
In recognition of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims (WDR), CruiseSafe Founder Suzanne Elzey stopped by the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office in Centreville, Maryland and the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department in Chester, delivering cakes and personal sentiments of appreciation, acknowledging all of the members of both organizations for their role in supporting crash victims and their families.
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. It is also a Day on which we thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster to families, communities and countries, and on ways to halt it.
Road deaths and injuries are sudden, violent, traumatic events. Their impact is long-lasting, often permanent. Each year, millions of newly injured and bereaved people from every corner of the world are added to the countless millions who already suffer. The cumulative toll is truly tremendous.
The grief and distress experienced by this huge number of people is all the greater because many of the victims are young, because many of the crashes could and should have been prevented and because governments’ and society’s response to road death and injury and to bereaved and injured victims is often inadequate, unsympathetic, and inappropriate to a loss of life or quality of life.
This special Remembrance Day is therefore intended to respond to the great need of road crash victims for public recognition of their loss and suffering. It has also become an important tool for governments and those who work to prevent crashes or respond to the aftermath, as it offers the opportunity to demonstrate the enormous scale and impact of road death and injury and the urgent need for action.
For all those who work to help stop these senseless tragedies, for all those who save the lives of crash victims, and for all those who support the surviving families...........
WE THANK YOU!!!!