April is Alcohol Awareness Month.  One reason Alcohol Awareness Month is held in April is to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving before proms and graduations. One third of all traffic accident deaths of young people under the age of 21 occur in April, May and June - prom and graduation season.
If your teen will be attending prom or a graduation party in the upcoming months, you may be concerned about safety. Expect that there be children under 21 years old that are drinking and talk to your teen about the dangers of underage drinking and drunk driving. Let your teenager know your thoughts on the subject and remind him that underage drinking is illegal.  If he is caught drinking, he may face charges that will affect college decisions.
Stress that there are absolutely no circumstances where it is ok to get in a vehicle with a driver who has been drinking.  Go over your teen's plans for the night in advance. Insist that your teen carry a cell phone and to call you if there is a change in plans or if she needs a ride.  Let your teen know you will pick her up if she needs a ride no matter how late it is.
Prom and graduation are big events.  The Atlanta car crash attorneys at Shane Smith Law wish you a safe and enjoyable time.
Shane Smith
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