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

Bodyguard Limousine has a new Mobile Ready website…

Press Release:
for immediate release March 3, 2017

Bodyguard Limousine is proud to announce that it has redesigned its website to be mobile ready for the convenience of its customers and followers!

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