by Savitha C Muppala on  October 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM Child Health News
 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.

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

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