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CDC study shows 54 percent decrease in teen drinking and driving since 1991

(10/2/2012)

CDC study shows 54 percent decrease in teen drinking and driving since 1991

Nearly one million high school teens still drink and drive each year

October 2, 2012

The percentage of teens in high school (aged 16 and older) who drove when they had been drinking alcohol decreased by 54 percent between 1991 and 2011, according to a Vital Signs study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nine out of 10 high school teens (aged 16 and older) did not drink and drive during 2011.

Learn more about the study here: http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2012/p10_02_teen_drinking.html 

CDC has put together a digital press kit full of helpful resources on teenage drinking and driving. The kit includes key messages, photos, multimedia, related links, and a quote from CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden. View the kit here: http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2012/dpk-teen-drinking-driving.html  


Keywords: CDC, study, decrease, teen, drinking, driving



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