COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM)
Alabama troopers spent the past week cracking down on texting and driving through their U-Drive, U-Text, U-Pay campaign. Now AAA officials are working to prevent drunk driving as prom season is in full swing.
You might say Hardaway senior Tyler Boynton has a good start to making smart decisions as he preps for this weekend's prom. "It's mostly what the lady wants," Boynton explained. "Shoes, make sure you get your hair cut, groomed, make sure you got money."
However he says the most important choice of all will be to end the special night safely, not stumbling around like he did walking with drunk-goggles on.
"It was very dizzy. At first I thought I could do it but then my mind played tricks on me with the goggles so I really couldn't see and then after a while I messed up," Boynton stated.
The answer should always be yes, but isn't always the case. AAA research shows 41 percent of teens plan on consuming alcohol between prom night and graduation.
It's staggering research that has resulted in April, May and June being the deadliest months on the road for teens.