Doug / 05-13-2008 / Auto Accidents

Graduation Parties = Drinking & Driving?

Florida’s high school graduations are about to head into full swing. Have you talked to your teen about partying, drinking, and the likelihood of auto accidents?

In 2006, 3,490 teenagers died in automobile accidents, and 31% of those teenage drivers who died had been drinking and 25% had a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher*.

The Florida Highway Patrol is asking high school students, including seniors, to “celebrate smart” by making the right choice when it comes to drinking and driving, allowing friends to drive drunk, or getting into a vehicle with someone who has been drinking. Graduation is an exciting time as seniors look forward to moving on to the next stage of the lives. FHP just wants to make sure they make it to the next stage alive and well.

FHP suggests that teachers and parents discuss the the following rules before their teens head off to graduation parties:

  • Don’t drink and drive.

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