New Report on Estimates of Older Teens Driving Under the Influence

Impaired driving continues to be a severe and persistent threat to public safety, and the number of deaths from traffic crashes involving impaired drivers is higher than the number of deaths from all other causes among persons aged 3 to 33. In 2006, an estimated 30.5 million persons aged 12 or older drove under the influence of alcohol at least once in the past 12 months (“past year”), and 10.2 million persons aged 12 or older reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs during the past year.

Date Added: 04/29/08

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