Category - Teen
In 2003, 31 of teen drivers who died in car accidents had been drinking. 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. 53 of fatal motor vehicle crashes that include teens occur during the weekend. More than half of all car crashes that have teenage fatalities occur during the weekend when they are most likely to consume alcohol and get behind the wheel, teenage driving statistics tell us. Lets take a look at the teen drunk driving statistics to see just how dangerous it is. In a national survey conducted in 2011, 24 of teens reported that within the previous month, they had ridden with a driver who had been drinking alcohol. Impaired driving is a major factor that increases the risk of a serious crash. Drunk driving costs the united states 199 billion every year (madd, 2017) alcohol-impaired driving accounts for more than 30 of all driving fatalities each year. How big is the problem? In 2017, 2,364 teens in the united states aged 16-19 were killed, and about 300,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes. 1 that means six teens aged 16-19 died every day due to motor vehicle crashes, and hundreds more were injured. Among all 50 states and dc, the percent of drunk driving fatalities ranged from 19 (kentucky) to 43 (montana) in 2018. In 2018, 10,511 people died in a drunk driving crash on average 1 every 50 minutes. For the first time, less than 1,000 youth under 21 died in a drunk driving crash.