HELPING PARENTS & TEENS PLAN FOR A SAFE PROM SEASON
IN THE SCHOOLS
Prom is a special night for teens to celebrate the end of the school year. The Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education reminds parents and teens to be extra safe this prom season.
Every year around this time, we hear of prom-goers getting into car accidents as a result of drinking and driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than one-third of youth under the age of 21 killed in alcohol-related fatalities in 2001 died during the months of April, May and June – prom and graduation season. The most popular excuses given by teens that were caught drinking and driving include: prom, graduation, spring break, and relationship turmoil.