Prom season is upon us. This magical time of the year means beautiful dresses, rented tuxes, shy smiles, corsages, dancing, and limos. But it also means an increase in auto accidents, especially among teenage drivers.
Every year, 5,000 teenagers die in auto accidents, and this number peaks around prom season. Use of alcohol and driving while intoxicated plays a major role. So how can concerned parents make sure their teen doesn’t become a statistic on prom night? These tips can help:
While hiring a limousine for your teen can be expensive, a limo is the safest form of transportation for young, possibly intoxicated drivers.
Talk to your teen on a regular basis and know their friends as well as their parents. Know their whereabouts and when they will be coming home. Make sure you keep the lines of communication open with your teen so they can feel safe telling you about any potentially unsafe activities in advance.
Encourage your teen to attend school-sponsored events, like prom breakfasts, where no alcohol will be served to cut down on the risk.
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