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AAA program works to save teen lives during prom, graduation season

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Posted at 5:56 AM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 06:54:43-04

AAA is activating its AAA PROMise program from now through the end of the school year in an effort to save the lives of teen drivers.

The initiative encourages teens and their parents to talk about the dangers of underage drinking, illegal drug use and impaired driving.

The program includes having a plan for a safe way home during prom and graduation season.

Should a teen be in danger of driving impaired or riding with someone who may be impaired, they can call their parents. Their parents can then pick them up and AAA will tow the family car home free of charge, AAA member or not.

All the parent has to do is call 1-800-AAA-HELP and recognize that their teen made the right choice to reach out for help.

Florida high schools can order their free kit at AAA.com/Promise.

AAA said teen drivers ages 15 to 19 years old have the highest rate of vehicle crashes among all age groups in the United States.