Oh, Prom Night, a rite of passage, and perhaps the most amazing experience a teenager will have during their high school days. While it is important to go all out and enjoy this major event, it is also important to remember make safety a priority.
When it comes to safety, our Connecticut Car Service finds that the parents are just as responsible (if not more) as the teenagers. We have, therefore, decided to share some of the safety tips that both the grownups and the kids should observe during this milestone event.
You may be old enough to drive and you possibly even have your driver’s license, and that’s a good thing. We understand the temptation of wanting to be in a vehicle at night with all your closest mates, but with all the excitement of this particular night in the air, that might not be the best approach when it comes to transportation.
To ensure your safety and that of you friends, why don’t you leave the car behind and chip in to hire a limousine? If you think about it, this is actually a more fitting means of transportation for an elegant occasion such as prom. Consider employing the services of our Connecticut limo service. Our professionally trained chauffeurs will handle all the driving and navigation, all you have to do is enjoy the luxury and amenities of our deluxe vehicles, and most importantly, the undivided attention/company of your friends.
Stay in Touch
Maintain contact with your parents or guardians during and after prom. We know, you want your freedom on this night, and we’re not telling you to step out and make a phone call every ten minutes; a simple text message updating them on what’s going and where you are every two hours will guarantee that they can easily track you and get you out of any potentially dangerous situation throughout the night. Keeping in touch with your folks puts their mind at ease, which in turn allows you the freedom to enjoy your night without having to receive a thousand phone calls. So, create a check-in period with your parents/guardians. It’s a win-win situation.
Address Peer Pressure
Teenagers have an innate need to want to impress their friends and to be accepted as a bonafide member of a ‘cool’ social pack, whatever that may be. Therefore, it is up to you to discuss, in detail, the science behind peer pressure. Encourage your teenager to rise above this unhealthy need by encouraging them to maintain their independence and to stick to responsible, like-minded friends.
Discuss Substance Abuse
A study conducted by AAA in 2016 showed that approximately 53% of teens reported to having tried alcohol or other substances for the first time during their senior prom. 19% of these reported to having driven with a colleague while under the influence one drug or another. Teenagers may assume that indulging just a little for a night may be harmless and it is up to you to clearly point out the numerous dangers of drug and substance abuse before they head out for prom.