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Tips to Keep your Teen Safe on Prom Night

promProm is one of the most dangerous evenings for teenagers.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than one-third of teenagers, 676 teens, killed in alcohol-related accidents in 2005 died during the months of April, May, and June: the prom-graduation season.  However, following these suggestions may help keep your teenager safe on Prom night: (1) Establish clear rules about drinking as well as the consequences to breaking those rules; (2) Offer your house for an alcohol-free party for your teen and his/her friends; (3) Never rent a hotel room for your teen for an after-prom party; (4) If your teen is attending a party at a friend’s house, make certain the friend’s parent is not supplying or allowing alcohol at the party; (5) Communicate with your teenager before Prom about how to handle difficult situations such as being offered alcohol or drugs or being offered a ride by an intoxicated driver; (6) Arrange specific times throughout the evening for your child to check in with you; (7) Insist that your child provide you with a complete itinerary for the evening of prom and insist that your child not make any changes to this itinerary the evening of Prom; (8) Consider volunteering to supervise Prom or the after party; and (9) Remind your child to wear his/her seatbelt when driving or riding to and from Prom.

If your child has been arrested for teenage drunk driving, contact the drunk driving defense attorneys at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. today!