FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For information contact: Laura Beth Blevins 765-649-4902
April 21, 2005
SPRING BRINGS HIGH SCHOOL PROM FESTIVITIES AND LOCAL
SCHOOLS’ DRUNK DRIVING AWARENESS EFFORTS
Every spring schools appoint prom committees, organize events and help their senior high school students prepare for some of their most memorable school social functions. During prom season area schools orchestrate another spring tradition, teen aged drunk driving education programs.
Shenandoah, Pendleton, Frankton, Anderson , and Highland High Schools have organized the Safe Drivers Program with Riley and Son’s Unibody and Collision Specialists, Anderson. Through on-campus interactive displays prom goers are educated on the dangers of drinking and driving and the lasting impact these behaviors can have on their lives.
“Teen aged drinking and driving statistics show that during prom weekends a higher percentage of traffic fatalities are alcohol related, nearly 60%. We hope our education efforts locally have an impact, and we think they do,” says Dave Driggers, co-owner of Riley and Sons.
During prom week schools distribute the Safe Drivers Program Fact Sheet promoting responsible driving during annual prom events. This is matched with large on-campus displays, including a vehicle involved in a driving incident that gets the attention of anyone passing by.
The display will be on-campus at Shenandoah High 4/9 thru 4/15, Pendleton Heights 4/18 thru 4/23, Frankton High 4/25 thru 5/3, Anderson High 5/4 thru 5/15, and Highland High 5/16 thru 5/23 (Because of Anderson High School construction the Anderson High display will be posted at Ebbertt Education Center on West 38th Street.)
The Safe Drivers Program is a service provided by Riley & Sons Unibody & Collisions Specialist and Lee’s Wrecker Service, Anderson, Indiana.