Long Island, NY - June 22, 2015 - Every year, high school students plan and prep for their upcoming prom. Finding the right dress, saying yes to the right date, and attending the best after-party. It's supposed to be the perfect night – but that could all end
in an instant.
To keep teens and drivers safe this prom season, the Community Ambulance Company is implementing a prevention program to offer free prom and banquet transportation to those students from the Bayport, Connetquot and Sayville School Districts. The Community Ambulance Company has joined together with Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay and Youth Enrichment Services (YES) to create a program to prevent teens from drinking and driving after prom.
For teens that may be unfit to drive in Bayport, Oakdale, Sayville, West Sayville, Bohemia, Lindy’s Taxi will have drivers on hand to pick teens up and drop them off safely at their local home, no questions asked.
According to the Community Ambulance Company Medical Director and attending Emergency Medicine Physician at NSLIJ Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, Dr. Brian S. Blaustein, DO, “motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in teenagers. About a quarter of those crashes involve underage drinking. During prom time throughout the United Stated ambulances are called to scenes of accidents involving under aged drinking that resulted in sometimes serious injuries or fatalities”.
“Our goal is to provide a joint program to prevent any horrible tragedies from occurring during prom time. If we can avoid someone from being injured or killed and keep our children safe, it is well worth it”, said Christopher Gonzales Chief of Community Ambulance Company.
When asked about the co-sponsorship Legislator Lindsay stated:
"I am excited to collaborate with Community Ambulance Company to help ensure the safety of our students attending the prom. By providing alternative transportation, it is my hope they will have a safe and wonderful evening as they enjoy this milestone night".
Educate your children about the dangers of drinking and driving and make sure they have a memorable night. To receive free prom transportation your teen can call (631) 588-1055 for service from Lindy’s Taxi.
Community Ambulance Company proudly serves the areas of Sayville, West Sayville, Bayport, Bohemia and Oakdale, answering an average of over 4000 calls per year. If interested in joining, please contact (631) 567-2586 for more information.
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