Senior prom and graduation is almost here, and with it comes the exhilaration of parties, sharing photos, video clips and also texts with friends and family. However it’s also accompanied by an elevated threat for teenage drivers.

According to research by MADD Canada, 70 percent of teens killed on prom weekend breaks were not wearing seat belts. Nearly half of all people between 15 and 20 years of age injured in an auto accident throughout senior prom season involved alcohol. 

Norgate Autobody Carstar is wanting to help in reducing the threats of teen accidents by providing suggestions to parents and young adults to maintain them secure en route to as well as to and from those special events.

Here are some of our top tips for helping moms, dads, and teenager drivers lower the number of driving mishaps during prom and graduation season:

– Snap/share your images as well as video clips prior to you enter the vehicle

– Turn on the “Do Not Disturb” feature on your phone so it silences incoming texts and also notifications

– Be mindful of the driver as the leading root cause of distracted driving for teens are from other passengers

– Think about an alternative ride home. There are many different trip options available consisting of limos, auto services, parents and also Uber or Lyft

If you believe your teen or their good friends will certainly be drinking, offer up a “no doubt asked” pledge if they call you to pick them up.