Go for glam on prom night in a limo

Article is from Pemco Insurance…

If you’re looking to boost your game and make prom night super memorable, lose the car. Go in style in a limo.
Teens, think about it: prom night is distracting enough without the hassle of driving yourself back and forth from homes to venues to parties.
First, there’s the prom clothes. Females wear gorgeous but often awkward dresses and heels, sometimes struggling to modestly climb in and out of tall SUVs and pickups or cramped little compacts. Guys wear restrictive tuxes and stiff, slippery-soled dress shoes.
Your clothes are unfamiliar and out of character for you, so you feel uncomfortable driving around. And that leads to the second point: Since you’re out of character and all gussied up, shouldn’t your ride match your character? Do you really want to do prom in your everyday car?
   Match your clothes with your ride. Chip in with other couples and rent a limousine. Now, that’s going in style!
You won’t hassle with traffic. No driving in uncomfortable clothes. No arriving at the venue in your beater car. Just get in the limo, sit back, laugh, and enjoy the elegant ride with your friends. Focus on fun and chilling out.
Parents will like this idea. That’s because they remember their own proms, and the fact is, good judgment sometimes takes a hike on prom night. It did for them, and it could for you and your peers. How do I know? Research.
PEMCO hired FBK Research to survey 1,000 Washington and Oregon adults in 2014, and we learned that when they attended prom as a teenager, 31% drove themselves, and 48% rode with a friend who was driving.
And one out of five said they drank alcohol that night.
   Even if they didn’t drink alcohol, 34% of those surveyed said they attended a prom party where alcohol was consumed.
So whether you’re a teenager or an adult, and whether you condone prom drinking or not, your sober self should recognize that drinking and driving is stupid. It’s just plain dangerous.
Lose the car. Go in style. Hire a limo!
Article is from https://www.pemco.com/
Go for glam on prom night in a limo

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Prom safety

What every parent needs to know about prom night

Remember your prom experience? While some things have changed, other pressures are exactly the same. Many adolescents go to the prom with someone they don’t know well, or know only as a classmate or friend. And, since most prom activities are often un-chaperoned, many teens may feel pressured to engage in inappropriate behavior with their prom date.

Many teens will use alcohol and/or drugs to cope with the stresses they face during prom night. In addition, the use of these substances can cause relaxation, loss of inhibitions and altered perceptions. It can also cause them to make questionable choices and get involved in other behaviors that put their health and safety at risk.

Download the brochure and fact sheet for more information:

2017 Prom Brochure ENGLISH

2017 Prom Brochure SPANISH

2017 PROM NIGHT FACT SHEET – English

2017 PROM NIGHT FACT SHEET – Spanish

What every parent can do before, during, and after prom:

  • Throughout the year, get educated about the current drug trends in your community
  • Talk to the guidance personnel at your school or Student Assistance Counselor
  • Gain a perspective from Parent Teacher Association (PTA) representatives
  • Attend educational workshops that address the issues young people face with and alcohol and other drug use
  • Continue to discuss the dangers of adolescent drinking and drug use
  • Pinpoint medical emergencies, such as alcohol poisoning
  • Reinforce that they should get help if a friend is in trouble
  • Stress that they should tell an adult immediately if someone has lost consciousness
  • If they are hesitant to notify an adult, tell them to call POISON Control for anonymous advice:
    1-800-222-1222

At least one week prior to the prom

Talk to your son or daughter:

  • Reinforce that you love your teen, and that your primary concern is their safety
  • Ask your teenager if he/she has any concerns or apprehensions about prom night
  • Ask if there are any post prom celebrations that have been planned
  • Reassure your teenager that you understand prom night pressures and fears and talk about them
  • Ask your teen to think about these issues and indicate that you would like to continue the discussion

 On Prom Night

When the limousine or party van arrives:

  • Speak directly to the driver and discuss your expectations for an alcohol and drug-free ride
  • Inspect the limo, including the trunk too to ensure it is drug and alcohol free
  • Do not allow non-alcoholic beverages in the limousine if the seal has been broken or the beverage has been opened
  • Emphasize to the driver that you do not want any stops made on the way to or from the prom

Article is from:
http://powertotheparent.org/toolkit/prom-safety/

Safety Tips For Limo Passenger Service

Very rarely do you hear about limousine/livery services companies being involved in accidents.

One reason for this is the fact that limousine/livery services look for the best of the best in chauffeurs. We operate vehicles that are safely built for passenger transportation and we operate our vehicles in a safe manner.

Part of safety includes making sure your passengers are safe at all times and follow your rules. You are the captain of the ship and you must command that from the start of the trip.

Making sure your passengers are safe starts with a thorough pre-trip inspection before any passengers are loaded into your assigned vehicle.

Once you load your passengers, set a tone with them that you are willing to bend over backwards to help them in any way you can, but that this is “your vehicle.” If you are operating a bus, make sure they do not cross the standee line. Be polite, but firm. Let them know you will be opening and closing the doors during your trip.

Never let passengers exit out the driver’s side of the vehicle and into traffic. Be aware of drunk passengers exiting your vehicle and possible trip hazards or traffic hazards they might encounter when exiting your vehicle.

Always have a game plan in your head of how you will respond to them in a crash or emergency situation. Don’t try to figure out your actions for the first time when the accident happens.

Posted on April 28, 2015 by Also by this author