About 4 in 10 of all traffic fatalities on prom and graduation weekends are alcohol-related. Take the Safe Sober Prom Night Pledge to stay drug and alcohol free.
Greensboro, N.C. -- High school juniors and seniors across the Triad are getting excited about prom season. But with all the excitement, also comes responsibility.
For 24 years, Daggett Shuler, Attorneys At Law has helped educate thousands of students across the Triad about the dangers of drugs and alcohol especially on prom night.
The Good Morning Show asked David Daggett and Griff Shuler, the attorneys behind the Safe Sober Prom Night program, to talk about the initiative.
Daggett points to recent research from the insurance industry and other non-profit groups, which shows 70 percent of high school juniors and seniors expect their peers to drink and drive on prom night.
"In fact about 4 in 10 of all traffic fatalities on prom and graduation weekends are alcohol-related," said Daggett.
"It's a tough conversation, but parents have to start talking about it with their children," added Shuler.
The Safe Sober Prom Night Program was founded in 1991 to encourage teens to stay safe and drug and alcohol free during prom. Over 450 high schools in North Carolina and South Carolina have participated in the program. Since then more than 400,000 students have signed the Safe Sober pledge. In addition, more than $45,000 has been awarded to schools with the highest percentage of participation.
Abby Johnson, the 2014 Safe Sober Prom Night T-shirt design contest winner won a scholarship toward's college and you can win too.
The school with the highest participation of junior and senior pledges wins $500 for their school!
Johnson encouraged students to take the pledge and stick to it.
To learn more about Safe Sober Prom Night or to take the pledge, click here. You can also contact Daggett Shuler, Attorneys At Law, at 336-464-0834 or SafeSober@DaggettShulerLaw.com.