Making proms safer by using latest technology


Lewiston School officials were ready for complaints from parents last week over the first-time use of a piece of alcohol detection equipment at Saturday’s prom.

None materialized, and we’re not surprised.

Most responsible parents live in dread of a teenage son or daughter being killed in a car accident.

Statistics clearly show that young drivers are far more likely than older, more experienced drivers to become distracted behind the wheel of a car or to take reckless chances.

Prom time has traditionally been a time of celebration and the expression of youthful exuberance.

Decades ago, the annual celebration too often ended in tragedy on the nation’s roadways.

Since then, much has been done to reduce the toll and make proms safer.

The use of alcohol sensors at proms is a further safeguard designed to save lives.