Teen Drinking and Driving on the Decrease

According to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen drinking and driving has dropped 54% in the past 20 years. Much of this is due to increased awareness of the consequences, much thanks to smart phones, social media, television and the internet. Many teens also know someone who was hurt, killed, or has faced severe consequences as a result of drunk driving.

High school students are also driving less, which could possibly stem from higher gasoline prices and a slower economy.

Compared to 1991 where 22% of teens admitted to drinking and driving, 10% today admit to it. The study found that male students aged 18 and older were the most likely to drink and drive, while 16-year old female students were the least likely.

See the full article and more statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here.

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