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New Report Shows Long-Term Decrease in Teen Drinking and Driving

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a long-term decrease in teen drinking and driving. According to data from Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS), the percentage decreased by 54 percent over the past 20 years — http://1.usa.gov/Oi9hQh .

While the report is encouraging, the CDC suggests that 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.

To read more: http://1.usa.gov/WHm6oe and a related page from MedlinePlus: http://1.usa.gov/R6NAmO. [CDC Current Features, Oct. 2, 2012]

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