Prom night is right around the corner and most high school students are making preparations like asking out the perfect date, picking out dresses, and making post prom plans. But they may not be aware of the dangers their night may hold. Prom night is considered the deadliest night for teenagers because of the prevalence of drinking and driving.
According to Students Against Destructive Driving (SADD), nearly three quarters of students (72%) have consumed multiple alcoholic drinks by the end of high school. They also report 70% of high school juniors and seniors expect their peers to drink and drive on prom night.
As an attorney, David Daggett, of Daggett Shuler Attorneys at Law, has encountered the life-shattering effects of underage alcohol use. Wanting to devise a way to reduce the number of alcohol-related teen tragedies he started the Safe Sober Prom Night program. By presenting the students with a pledge to stay safe and sober on prom night, he hopes to make an impact by encouraging teens to stay safe and drug and alcohol free during Prom Since its inception more than 400,000 students have signed the Safe Sober pledge.
To be apart of the movement, take the pledge at www.safesober.com.