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The Dangers of Underage Drinking and Driving

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration created an infographic to highlight the often-fatal consequences related to underage drinking and driving.

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An infographic uses numbers to illustrate the dangers of underage drinking and driving.

Headline. Underage drinking and driving can be 1 deadly ride.

1. Every day, at least one 16- to 20-year-old driver with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% dies. (footnote 1)

17x. Teens with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% are 17 times more likely to die in a car accident than when they haven’t been drinking. (footnote 2)

1 in 3 teens who drive has driven after using alcohol. (footnote 3)

1 in 5 teens has ridden with a driver who has been drinking. (footnote 3)

1 in 5 teen drivers involved in a fatal crash has alcohol in his or her system. (footnote 4)

Text box. Keep your teens safe. Talk to them about the dangers of underage drinking. Help prevent underage drinking. Visit https://www.StopAlcoholAbuse.gov.

Sources:

(1) FARS data analysis, http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/fars.
(2) http://www.cdc.gov/Vitalsigns/TeenDrinkingandDriving/index.html
(3) http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss6304.pdf
(4) http://www.cdc.gov/features/vitalsigns/teendrinkinganddriving/index.html

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