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.
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.
Created: May 17, 2019 05:09 PM
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