The percentage of teens in high school who drink and drive has decreased by more than half since 1991,* but more can be done. Nearly one million high school teens drank alcohol and got behind the wheel in 2011. Teen drivers are 3 times more likely than more experienced drivers to be in a fatal crash. Drinking any alcohol greatly increases this risk for teens.
This article originally appeared here: https://tools.cdc.gov/api/embed/downloader/download.asp?m=275866&c=326828. The source website for this article is CDC Vital Signs Feed.
The original publication date for this article is October 2, 2012 5:00 pm