Teenage Drunk Driving

The number of drunk teenage drivers (16-20) involved in fatal crashes decreased 64% from 1982 10 1997, despite fluctuations in the total number of teenage drivers involved in fatal crashes. A 13% decrease in the number of drunk teenage drivers involved in fatal crashes was noted after 1992, despite a 6% rise in the total number of teenage drivers involved in fatal crashes.

Source: Data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1998.

* Drunk drivers defined as those with BACs .10 or higher.