CDC study: Teen drunk driving rates drop by 54% since 1991

A recent study performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the drinking and driving rates among high school students ages 16 and older have decreased by over 50 percent since the early 1990s.

In 2011, 10.3% of teens reported drinking and driving within the past month, which is a 54% decrease from a similar study performed in 1991, when 22.3% reported drinking and driving.

The CDC stated that stricter drunk driving laws and driving restrictions on teen drivers most likely contributed to the decreased drunk driving rates. However, although there has been a decrease, researchers still found that nearly 1 million high school-aged students admitted to consuming alcohol before driving at some point during the last year.

If you or a loved one has been charged with drunk driving as a minor, contact the Dallas DWI defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today by calling (214) 845-7007.

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