JOHNSTOWN - The Police Department is advising students attending Saturday's Johnstown High School prom at St. Patrick's Masonic Lodge on North Perry Street to refrain from making "grand entrances" in vehicles that violate traffic laws.
In previous years, students have come to the prom riding in the back of pickup trucks, on the back of floats and in the bucket of backhoes, according to a news release from the Police Department.
"These extravagant entrances fall within the definition of reckless driving by unreasonably endangering users of the public highway," the news release said.
The department says students must obey the traffic laws. The city again this year will shut down a block of North Perry Street as a courtesy to the high school attendees of the prom and their families. However, any vehicle not conforming to the vehicle and traffic laws will not be allowed to enter North Perry Street and the violators may be ticketed, the news release said.
"These grand entrances must remain reasonable and safe, not only for the attendees but also for the general public," the news release said.
All vehicles must be registered and carry current, valid liability insurance, according to the news release.