May 11, 2009
Prom Season Safety Tips
During Prom season, the Division of State Police asks parents to take an active roll in safeguarding their teens. There are many times when teens are put into a situation they feel they cannot escape due to peer pressure. Ensure your children call you if they need a ride or take a taxi if they or someone with them has consumed alcohol. We ask teens to never get into a car with alcohol or if they know the person driving has been drinking.
New Hampshire has one of the toughest laws against possession of alcohol by a minor. Under New Hampshire law, a minor must be arrested and turned over to a parent and if the minor was driving a vehicle under age 21 with alcohol, the car will be towed and held for 24 hours (see RSA 179:10 Unlawful Possession and Intoxication RSA 265-A:45 Transportation of Alcoholic Beverages by a Minor for additional information).
The Century Council is a leader in the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision making regarding beverage alcohol.
Teen Arrive Alive helps to keep teens safe, providing parents with considerable peace of mind. Through the Teen Arrive Alive GPS and decal programs parents can now receive immediate input to counsel their teens on safe driving habits and hopefully avoid tragic accidents....or they will be able to locate lost or missing children right away without precious time delays. Just knowing when you need to act is what makes Teen Arrive Alive so important in helping to keep our teens safe.