About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

54% Reduction in Teen Drinking and Driving

by Savitha C Muppala on October 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Font : A-A+

 54% Reduction in Teen Drinking and Driving

Teen drinking and driving has fallen by 54 percent over the last two decades and this is courtesy stricter laws and increased gas prices.

Another study also found that most of the older teens usually text and drive, which is again one of the major reasons for accidents.

Advertisement

States got stricter about teen drinking  and enforced the minimum drinking age of 21.

Further, teens were not seen driving as much after drinking. Recession and less money in hand is another reason for teens not indulging in drinking,   

"Drinking and driving is risky for any driver, but especially for young teens. Young drivers are 17 times more likely to die in a crash when they have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 than when they have not been drinking."



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Organ Donation Week 2022 - 'Take the Pledge to Save Lives'
Test your Knowledge on Heart Transplantation
Test Your Knowledge on Lung Transplantation
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Alcoholic Liver Disease Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease Alcohol and Driving Alcohol Addiction and Women Women More Prone to Road Rage 

Most Popular on Medindia

Vent Forte (Theophylline) Iron Intake Calculator Color Blindness Calculator Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Drug - Food Interactions Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Find a Doctor Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Post-Nasal Drip Blood - Sugar Chart
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use