Prom is an exciting time for teenagers. It is a chance for them to get dressed up and go out with their friends after a year of studying, taking exams, and handing in assignments on time. Prom is a night to let go of high school stress and have some fun. But having too much fun may lead to serious consequences. Thousands of young people under the age of 21 die each year from underage drinking on prom night.
Lakeland Regional High School in Wanaque, New Jersey has implemented a new rule banning the use of luxury cars and limos on prom night. The high school will be providing chaperoned coach buses to and from the prom venue. Students and parents will not be allowed to drive to the venue and luxury vehicles will not be allowed on campus grounds. The new rule was put into effect in effort to keep students safe on prom night.
The consequences of drinking on prom night may include: students drinking too much and ending up with alcohol poisoning; driving under the influence and getting into a car accident; and even death. Studies show that almost one-third of car accident fatalities on prom night involve teenage drinking. In addition, studies also show that 54 percent of students drink more than four drinks on prom night.
In order to keep teenagers safe on prom night parents should:
Teenagers wanting to have fun on prom night is understandable. They have worked hard all year and now they want to let loose. However, safety should always come first. The following are a few tips for staying safe on prom night:
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