Fewer Teens Drinking and Driving

According to Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), teenage drivers are, for the most part, not drinking before they get behind the wheel. Frieden stated that drunk driving among teens has dropped by more than half in the past 15 to 20 years. He went on to say that teen drinking and driving is still a serious problem in the U.S. and that automobile accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers. Frieden said that several key factors contribute to the lower drunk driving rates among teens as well as the societal shift that drinking and driving are neither funny nor acceptable.

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