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Tips teen drivers should follow on prom night

In Wisconsin, April not only signifies the official start of spring, it also begins prom season. High school students from across the state look forward to their night to shine. After all, prom night is when memories that are made that last a lifetime.

Unfortunately, it is also a time where risky behavior can lead to tragedy. The period between April and the end of the school year is when more accidents are likely to occur because there are more young drivers on the road at different times of the day. But given that proms are at night, and there is alcohol commonly involved (even though it is outlawed by officials) the chances for accidents increase dramatically. Because of this, the following safety tips should be incorporated.

Get a ride to the prom – The easiest way to avoid drunk driving or distracted driving accidents is not to be behind the wheel while impaired or distracted. Going to the prom in a limousine or being chauffeured to the event is inherently safer.

Stay off the phone – Prom night is not the night to take selfies while behind the wheel. Save the picture taking for when you are at the event.

Don’t drink and drive – Not drinking and driving should be obvious. But it is surprising how many young drivers believe that they can drive while tipsy and not be in danger. The reality is, alcohol presents significant dangers.

Obey the speed limit – What’s the rush to get to the prom? Keep in mind that a number of accidents involving teens emanate from excessive speed. 

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