Report: Less teens drinking and driving

Report: Less teens drinking and driving

POSTED: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 6:15pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 6:19pm

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds a 54 percent decrease in teend drinking and driving since 1991.

In 2011, the vast majority of high school teens - 9 in 10 - say they did not drive after consuming alcohol.

Researchers attribute the decrease in part to underage drinking laws and graduated driver’s license laws.

Still, nearly 1 million teenagers engage in drinking and driving, according to the CDC report. High school boys over the age of 18 were most likely to drive drunk.

  

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