WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Prom Night is the deadliest night for teenagers.
Research from Liberty Mutual, The Partnership at Drugfree.org (formerly The Partnership for a Drug-Free America), and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) shows 70 percent of high school juniors and seniors expect their peers to drink and drive on prom night. In fact about 4 in 10 of all traffic fatalities on prom and graduation weekends are alcohol-related.
For more than 20 years, Safe Sober Prom Night has been educating triad teens about the deadly consequences of substance abuse, especially surrounding events like prom. In that time, more than 400,000 students have taken the “Do It Right” pledge.
David Daggett, the program’s founder, and the other volunteers working with Safe Sober Prom Night will personally deliver more than 10,000 t-shirts to high school students. The program has swelled to include 35 area high schools.
2011 marks the 21st year of the program, and Daggett says he couldn’t be more enthused. “Positive messages to our youth ensure the quality of our community for years to come. I am a firm believer that if future generations don’t turn out better than ours, then both have failed.”
This year Safe Sober Prom Night will again be teaming up with Street Smart, a nationally recognized group of paramedic firefighters who bring relevant and engaging messages to area students.
To learn more about Safe Sober Prom Night Activities or take the “Do It Right” pledge, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SafeSoberPromNight.
Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law, principal office is based at 2140 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. The firm handles personal injury claims including serious injuries, automobile accidents, workers’ compensation and social security disability. www.DaggettShulerLaw.com