A new report issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a 54% decline over the past 20 years in the number of teens who are drinking and driving.
According to the report, this dramatic dip is due, in part, to the zero tolerance laws that make it illegal for underage teens to have any amount of alcohol in their system while driving. The study also pointed to the success of graduated driver’s license programs as a significant factor in the decline.
Though the reported decline is encouraging, teen drunk driving still remains a pressing issue. Nearly 2,000 teens between the ages of 16 and 19 are killed every year in America in motor vehicle crashes, many of which are alcohol related.
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