CDC releases new study regarding teen drunk driving in the U.S.

Drinking and driving among teenagers in the United States is occurring less frequently according to the Vital Signs study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Researchers who conducted the study analyzed thousands of surveys that were completed by high school teenagers in 41 states throughout the country. Questions on the surveys pertained to alcohol-related scenarios, including drinking and driving. In 1991, it was determined that 22.3 percent of all high school students surveyed had driven a vehicle after drinking alcohol within 30 days of taking the survey.

Two decades later, in 2011, the same study regarding these habits was given to high school teens in the United States. The percentage of teenagers who reported drinking and driving declined to 10.3 percent in 2011.

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