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What to do to prevent underage drinking and driving… from the SGF Community Coalition

July 5, 2019

Did you know?

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for 15 – 20 year olds.
  • Drivers under age 21 represent about 5 percent of licensed drivers, but are involved in 14 percent of fatal crashes.
  • Data published in a “Monitoring the Future” study indicated one in ten high school seniors reported driving after smoking marijuana within the two weeks prior to the survey.
  • Despite a decline in youth drinking, evidence suggests that underage impaired driving is increasing.
  • More than 5,000 drivers under age 21 were arrested for DWI last year; over 8 percent of all such arrests.
  • As a parent, you cannot give alcohol to your teen’s friends under the age of 21 under any circumstances, even in your own home.
  • If nothing is done, more young lives will be lost. Help prevent these tragedies by reporting illegal purchase or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors by calling 1-866-UNDER 21.

Your confidential tip will be investigated. You just might save someone’s life.

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