WE REMEMBER: A memorial plaque was dedicated to eight high school students from Mid Valley High School who were killed in a drunk driving crash nearly 40 years ago. This unfortunate moment is what initiated Fellerman & Ciarimboli’s Safe Prom Pledge – a pledge students make to remain drug and alcohol-free on their prom night throughout PA.
Make it a Night to Remember for all the Right Reasons
Prom night is an exciting and special event for every teen’s life. It gives you a chance to dress up, get your photo taken, and dance the night away with your friends. For many, it’s a rite of passage, your last act as a high school student, and something you will remember for the rest of your life.
But beware, prom night does have some risks involved and that includes alcohol and drugs. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 1 in 4 car crashes with teenagers involve an underage drunk driver. In Pennsylvania, 327 people lose their lives each year in drunk driving accidents. With 28 percent of traffic fatalities involving drunk driving in 2017, the possibility of losing your life before it’s really begun is all too real.
Since 2010, more than 30,000 students throughout in Pennsylvania have signed Fellerman & Ciarimboli’s Safe Prom Pledge. A pledge is a contract that prom attendees sign to promise to abstain from drugs and alcohol on prom night. By signing this pledge, teens realize the consequences of their actions. In 2017, 47 schools have participated in the program, a number we hope to break in 2018.
Fellerman & Ciarimboli attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli will be visiting schools across Philadelphia and Northeastern Pennsylvania. Check back to see if they’re coming to your school!