March 24, 2014
PROM NIGHT SAFETY TIPS FROM FCSO
Prom Night is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for teens and one of the most dreaded for parents. Most teens heading off to their prom will tell parents that they know everything there is to know about drinking and driving and all the other hazards that can occur. Yet, every year we witness a number of tragic prom night events which destroy lives and mar what would otherwise be a joyous time. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and following a few basic and common sense safety rules can make all the difference, without stopping anyone from having a good time. Here are some basic safety tips for teens and parents as the big night approaches.
TIPS FOR TEENS
TIPS FOR PARENTS
No matter how strong the family relationship, many parents are unaware of the choices their teens face every day. Don’t take for granted that your teen is different. Research consistently shows that parents remain a powerful influence in fostering healthy teen development and preventing negative outcomes.
Prom Night should be a wonderful occasion full of pleasant memories for a life time; not a nightmare of tragedy and suffering. These common sense safety tips will go a long way in determining which memories you will have. FCSO and other local law enforcement agencies will be out in force on Prom Night enforcing the law in an effort to help everyone get home safe and sound.
Captain Michael M. Nunn