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Prom season brings safety reminder

April 7, 2006
by Thomas Jones

Thomasville -- High school students throughout Southwest Georgia are preparing for proms. With all the excitement that comes with these events, it's easy to get caught up in the moment and forget a few basic precautions.

Police caution against drinking and driving, excessive speed and passengers distracting the driver. "That's illegal and hazardous," said TPD Sgt. Rachelle Denmark.

Nationwide, there are more than 5,000 teenagers killed or injured in traffic accidents on a typical prom weekend. Most of these accidents are alcohol-related.

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