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Maryland Law Enforcement Working with Limo Companies on Prom Safety

Posted on March 7, 2007 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND — With prom season right around the corner, members of Montgomery County law enforcement are trying to get hotel owners and limousine companies on their side in curbing teen drinking. Officials will hold training sessions to teach the two industries how to recognize intoxicated high-school students, as well as try to persuade them to enact business practices discouraging underage alcohol consumption.

In return, the participating companies get a certificate of completion and are added to a list of recommended businesses that’s then distributed through the school system. Meg Baker, program coordinator of the local group Drawing The Line On Under-21 Alcohol Use, said it will be the fourth year the limousine companies are being targeted, while it’s the first year for hotels. “A few years ago some folks were asking if we had any kind of list of companies that maintained zero tolerance for teen drinking,” she said, of the original idea. “From some comments like that we got to thinking, ‘Maybe we should reach out to this industry.’”

During the two-hour training for limousine companies, county police and state’s attorney’s representatives teach chauffeurs what to do if their prom-going clients drink alcohol. Baker said the goal also is to try and spur the companies to devise service rules that make it much more difficult for high schoolers to engage in illegal behavior. For example, they’re encouraged to have chauffeurs keep the privacy window open at all times, book the reservation only with an adult they can contact if there’s a problem on the night of the event, and to immediately drive the teenagers home if they begin consuming alcohol.

For information or to sign up to attend, call (240) 777-1123.

Source: The Examiner (Montgomery County, Maryland)

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