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Capital Region students make pledge to stay safe during prom

May 17, 2019 05:09 PM

Prom season is upon us. A group of local students is promising to make it a fun - and safe - occasion for everyone.

The high school students from Albany, Montgomery and Schenectady counties signed the "Arrive Alive" prom pledge on Friday.

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The pledge has the teens making a promise not to drink and drive, or ride with anyone who has done so. It also ensures parents promise to give a ride home at any time, no questions asked.

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara was behind the pledge. He says prom is about celebrating the end of a successful school year and it should never end in tragedy.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five teen drivers involved in a car crash had alcohol in their system.

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