The best way to prevent your teen from drinking and driving, or riding with a drunk driver, is to educate. Not all teens will listen, but teenage drunk driving rates among high college students have decreased by 54% since 1991.
college-based instructional programs are effective at teaching teens not to ride with drunk drivers. More evidence is needed to see if these programs can also reduce drunk driving and related crashes. More evidence is needed to see if these programs can also reduce drunk driving and related crashes.
Drunk-driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades; however, drunk-driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year. In 2010, the most recent year for which cost data is available, these deaths and damages contributed to a cost of $44B per year.
The crash risk is high during the first year teens drive because they’re newbies behind the wheel. Without years of driving practice, teens are more likely to mess up. Most teen crashes occur on the weekends, when teens are too busy having fun to pay attention to their driving.
To curb drunk driving, all states have “zero-tolerance” laws that apply to drivers who are under that age of 21. An DUI not only leads to legal consequences but also can negatively affect a person’s education and career opportunities.
Zero Tolerance Laws for Teenage Drunk Driving Zero-tolerance laws were introduced in the early 1980s in reaction to the high level of teenage drunk driving injuries and deaths across the country. Because of the seriousness of teen drunk driving and in response to federal financial incentives, all states have now implemented zero-tolerance laws.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), an organization that works to prevent drunk driving, offers parents the following suggestions to help prevent teens from drunk driving: Volunteer to help organize a fun, alcohol-free post-prom party at your high college.
Understand that most teens who drink do so to get drunk. Recognize the dangers of teen drinking and driving and that teen drivers are at much greater risk of crashing after drinking alcohol than adult drivers. Provide teens with a safe way to get home (such as picking them up or paying for a cab) if their driver has been drinking.
Teen drunk driving is an unfortunately common occurrence that costs many lives. Talk to your s about the consequences of drunk driving.
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