Teen Drunk Driving Down Due To High Gas Prices, Study Says

October 8, 2012 7:00 AM

Teen Drunk Driving Down Due To High Gas Prices, Study Says
" ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that drunk driving among U.S. teens declined over the past two decades due to new laws and higher gas prices.

The report suggests that as a result of higher gas prices, teens spend less time behind the wheel of a car.

According to the study, 22 percent of high school students admitted to driving after drinking in 1991, while only 10 percent of high school students admitted to it in 2011.

The report also found that other factors have contributed to less teens driving while drunk "

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