Assemblymember Cahill: Keep Our Children Safe, Take Part In the Arrive Alive Pledge

April 27, 2005

Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) is promoting safe driving practices by encouraging parents and their prom-going children to take part in the Arrive Alive pledge. This no-drinking-and-driving prom promise will ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable evening.

"Too many driving-related tragedies occurring on prom night have to do with alcohol," Assemblymember Cahill said. "Signing the Arrive Alive pledge reminds both parents and children that they have a choice and safety comes first."

The pledge requires parents to provide a ride at anytime during the night – no questions asked, while children promise not to drink and drive, or accept a ride from someone who has been drinking.

"Taking a pledge like this could save lives," Assemblymember Cahill said. "It is important we remind everyone that drinking and driving is not acceptable on prom night or any other night for that matter – our families’ lives are too valuable to risk."

To receive a copy of the Arrive Alive pledge, contact Assemblymember Cahill’s office at the Governor Clinton Building, 1 Albany Avenue Suite G-4, Kingston, New York 12401, (845) 338-9610.