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Study: One-third of alcohol-related teen traffic fatalities occur during prom, graduation season

Posted at 6:06 PM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 23:36:27-04

MILWAUKEE -- Prom season is here, and that means more teens will be out on the road. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly one-third of alcohol-related teen traffic fatalities occur between April and June, which is prom and graduation season. 

Drug-Free Action Alliance has developed a public awareness campaign to talk to their kids about the dangers of drinking and driving. 

The organization recommends setting a curfew and waiting up until your teen arrives. When they get home, take some time to hear details of their evening. 

If you are throwing a party, make sure to have a guest list and make your phone number available to other teens' parents if they have any questions or concerns. 

To see the entire list of tips, click here.