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How widespread is drunk driving among teens?

When it comes to drunk driving, there are an array of factors that must be considered. For example, those facing DUI charges may have their lives upended in all sorts of ways, while others may not be sure if they are over the legal limit after consuming a seemingly small amount of alcohol. However, drunk driving among teens raises additional issues and it is vital to realize the prevalence of underage DUI.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a 2015 survey found that eight percent of high schoolers operated a vehicle after drinking alcohol in the previous 30 days. There are various factors that may lead to underage DUI, such as pressure from fellow high school students or not realizing that one is over the legal limit. Furthermore, one out of five high schoolers who were surveyed admitted that in the last 30 days, they had ridden in a vehicle which was being operated by a driver who consumed alcohol beforehand.

With regard to underage drunk driving, various matters should be considered. Not only do these charges often shatter the lives of those facing charges, such as interfering with their school or preventing them from driving, but this behavior may also result in a crash. For parents whose underage children have been accused of operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol, it is critical to take a careful look at all options and try to address the situation correctly. After all, these charges can have an impact on a young person’s life for years.

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