About a Quarter of Teens Admit DUI
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and Liberty Mutual demonstrated that 23% percent of teens have driven while intoxicated at some point in their driving “career”.
Even more concerning is the fact that 20 percent of the questioned teens said that they were driving “better” after consuming some alcohol and 34 percent admitted the use of marijuana improved their skills behind the wheel.
Despite the “improved” driving skills, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that car crashes remain the number one cause that leads to teenager deaths every year, as a whopping 32 percent young driver deaths were connected to alcohol consume in 2011 alone.
The research companies encourage parents to supervise their siblings to prevent tragedies, especially during events like the Fourth of July and summer vacations, when teens are more likely to consume alcohol.