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April 15, 2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Riley & Son’s Educates Local Prom Participants to Dangers of Drinking and Driving with On-Campus Displays

AS LOCAL SCHOOLS PREPARE FOR ANNUAL PROM FESTIVITIES, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE BEING MADE AWARE OF THE DANGERS OF DRINKING AND DRIVING THROUGH THE ANNUAL ON-CAMPUS DISPLAY FROM RILEY & SONS’ UNIBODY AND COLLISION SPECIALISTS, ANDERSON.

THE ON-CAMPUS DISPLAY FEATURES A VEHICLE SEVERELY DAMAGED FROM A COLLISION RELATED ACCIDENT WITH SIGNS FEATURING UNDER-AGE DRINKING STATISTICS AND THE POSSIBLE LIFE CONSEQUENCES OF DRINKING AND DRIVING.  RILEY & SON’S CREATED AND MANAGES THE DISPLAY WITH THE COOPERATION OF LOCAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.
 
“IT IS UNFORTUNATE, BUT SOME STUDENTS WILL MAKE THE WRONG CHOICE AND DRINK AND DRIVE, IT IS A HARSH REALITY.  EVERY DAY WE SEE THE DRAMATIC AFFECTS THAT THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOR HAS.  WE HOPE THAT TEENS WHO SEE THE DISPLAY WILL BETTER UNDERSTAND THE POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF DRINKING AND DRIVING”, SAYS TIM RILEY, RILEY & SONS OWNER. “AS MANY AS EIGHT YOUNG AMERICANS DIE IN ALCOHOL-RELATED TRAFFIC CRASHES DAILY. DURING THE WEEKENDS OF 4/14/00 THRU 6/16/00 (PROM THRU GRADUATION), 58.9% OF TRAFFIC FATALITIES WERE ALCOHOL RELATED.  IF WE EDUCATE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TO THE SOBERING STATISTICS OF UNDERAGE DRINKING WE HOPE THEY WILL EXERCISE CAUTION BEHIND THE WHEEL.”

THE EDUCATIONAL DISPLAY IS PLACED AT THE ENTRANCE TO LOCAL CAMPUSES A WEEK PRIOR TO PROM EVENTS. THE DISPLAY WILL BE PLACED AT PENDLETION HIGH SCHOOL APRIL 15, ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL MAY 6, AND ANDERSON-HIGHLAND MAY 13.


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