It's that time of year, when college kids finally get back home and all those high schoolers are finally graduating.
With the return of the college frosh, eager to party home, and the seniors that are ready to celebrate, the roads tend to be more dangerous. Grad parties + inexperience = greater negative potential.
If you're one of those high schoolers/college students, please be safe with your celebrations. Underage drinking is illegal, we all know this. If you're at a party with some sort of alcohol present make sure that nobody that drinks is allowed to drive.
"blah blah blah I'm good to go!" "I've done this before, don't worry"
BS. Do not allow them to drive, and do not drive yourself. Find someone 100% sober to drive you.
We've all heard the speeches from our teachers and our parents, but let me tell you.
Going to the funeral of your friends is worse than you can possibly imagine.
And to everyone else that's in the vicinity of local high schools, be careful! There's always those few that let hormones and teenage naivete/stupidity go to their heads.
I write this because I've lost way too many friends around graduation/beginning of summer. If only one graduating member of TW reads this and it makes an impression, it was worth writing.
Last year two guys that I had gone to school with since elementary decided to drive home drunk and spun off a wet road, both died at the hospital hours later. They stayed alive just long enough for their parents and friends to make it to the hospital before they passed away.
This was the night of graduation.
A few days later, a truck full of kids going to see a late-night movie was hit head-on by a drunken partier trying to get home before his curfew. Both drivers were killed instantly, and the rest of my friends were hospitalized for weeks.
I know I'm not always the most serious guy on TW, but I just want to put out this friendly neighborhood reminder out to everyone that's going to be out and about the next few weeks.
Drunk driving isn't worth the risks, I know the LEOs on here have their stories as well.
Avoiding roads around high-school parties has its value as well.