Prom night is a very special night for many high school kids. As parents we make decisions regarding their safety every day and making a decision that reflects on a memory in our kids lives is very hard. We want only the best for our children, and we want to make them happy. So if its a night that our children dream about through out their high school years, wanting it to be perfect can be stressful. As parents we worry about our prom teens on the road, even if we are certain they haven’t and will not be drinking. Every year there are prom fatalities resulting from drinking and driving. We as parents need to address this with our children, but we also want them to have fun
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) along side with Nationwide Insurance put together a program called The Power of Parents: It’s Your Influence (TM). (http://www.madd.org/) (http://www.thepowerofparents.org/) This program has a web resource where parents can find strategies that are proven in preventing underage drinking. In this website there is also a “Ask The Expert” where parents can actually submit tough questions to a specialist for underage drinking prevention.
Nationwide Insurance had created a program called “Nationwide Prom Promise”(1990). This program was specially designed to prevent underage drinking during prom time. In 2005, MADD and Nationwide created a year round underage drinking prevention program, what they now call “THINK” for High School students. This has since replaced Nationwide’s Prom Promise.
MADD volunteers have offered services to drive teenagers to and from the prom, an absolutely amazing program, however we all know that kids who are planning on drinking will avoid such services. An alternative to keep the safety in check is Limousine services.
Just plugging in to the computer and looking up Limousine services for proms will pull up many in the central New York area. Absolute Prestige Limousine in Syracuse, Rocco G’s Limousine Services in Rome, Anthony’s Super Stretch SUV and Limo in Utica are just to name a few who take pride in keeping our kids safe. Quotes for 8 to 14 passengers average $120.00 a person for 6-9 hours (avg.) in one of their beautiful stretch limos.
Lets keep the memories of proms a happy one, lets keep the kids safe!