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Tony and Mesa's super-safe prom adventure

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GALLIPOLIS,OH - Mesa Polcyn and her mother are excited about prom at Gallia Academy High School.

"We've been prepping for this for a couple months," says mother, Leah Polcyn.

There is so much to do.

"I got my hair and my nails, jewelry, shoes, handbag," says Mesa.

Meanwhile, Mesa's date, Tony Easton, also has a lot to do.

"Gotta shave a little bit...Just throw on some clothes," says Tony.

Both Tony and Mesa's mothers are concerned about the hair and the "clothes", but that's not their main concern.

Leah Polcyn says their main concern is that "hopefully everybody will make good choices tonight."

They find some comfort in knowing local law enforcement is working overtime during prom, looking for drunk drivers, and targeting areas where crashes usually happen.

It comes with a hefty price tag, paid for by federal highway safety funds.

"It's definitely a consideration. There are going to be a lot of kids out," says Leah Polcyn. "They're going to be out late. Some of them may be drinking."

They have a plan.

"We all keep in touch," says Tony's mother, Julie Easton. "We text each other to make sure we're all on the same page."

Teachers hope the students stick to their "prom promise", to be responsible tonight.

Each student signed a poster, promising to make smart decisions.

They pass it on the way in and out of the prom at the high school's gym.

Tony and Mesa have their parents' trust.

"I'll be driving my Mom's Lexus," says Tony with a grin. "Wish me luck. I hope I don't crash it."

"Tony's a safe driver," says mother, Julie. "I'm not too nervous. He's careful. As long as everybody else on the road is careful, we're happy he gets to take it."

In the case that not everyone else is careful, police are staying out late.