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UNDERAGE DRUNK DRIVING DECLINES

By November 8, 2012Top News

Educating students about the dangerous consequences of drunk driving and underage drinking is paying off. A new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of 1991 to 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS) revealed that drinking and driving among high school students has declined 54% over the past two decades, decreasing from 22% in 1991 to 10% in 2011. According to the report, “substantial progress has been made during the past two decades to reduce drinking and driving among teens.” The full report can be read at
www.cdc.gov/mmwr.

 

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