Unique Reaction to Prom Drinking: Limos Banned

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Several high schools in the Westchester County suburbs of New York City have banned the use of limousines on prom night as a reaction to drinking by prom-goers.

On prom night, June 12, Scarsdale High School seniors will have to be dropped off at school by their parents, attend a pre-prom party organized by the PTA and then climb aboard buses along with faculty chaperons, according to the New York Times.

These new restrictions are part of a broader effort at Scarsdale High School to control the binge drinking that some say is rampant in the affluent suburbs and has led to death and injury, as well as embarrassing excess at schools throughout Westchester County in the academic year just drawing to a close. Limousines also were banned for the first time this spring in nearby Rye and Valhalla.

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/06/nyregion/06PROM.html

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