Safe Communities Urges Teens to Make Safety a Priority this Prom Season

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    Teens have so many choices to make when it comes to Prom. Who to attend this special event with, what to wear, where to eat….all important decisions for this important event. But making safety a priority should be an important decision as well for you and your passengers. Great memories can be made, but only if you are here to make them….Buckle Up, Put Down the Phone, Watch Your Speed, and Never Drive Impaired!

    “Each year, nationwide, we hear of tragic stories surrounding teens, prom, and a motor vehicle. Safe Communities and local law enforcement wants all teens to make safety a priority on this special night, and get there and get home safe”, stated Teresa C. Carper, Director for Safe Communities of Pickaway County. “We wish all local teens a great prom, and a safe return home.”

    Safety can be one of the easiest and wisest choices to make. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death in teens and younger persons. By simply remembering to “Buckle Up Every Trip Every Time”, you can improve your chances of surviving a motor vehicle crash by 50%.

    Safe Communities encourages parents to get involved in the safety of their teen driver. Information can be found on teen driver safety at www.nhtsa.gov. The website is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration who funds safety grants to this and other communities each year to improve safety through enforcement and education.

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