Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Don't do as I do...

"Do as I say, not as I do" was a phrase uttered a lot by my dad when I was growing up...However new research has suggested that teens who ride with their parents after they have had alcohol are more likely to drive when impaired with alcohol or drugs.

Teens more likely to drive drunk when they ride with other drunk drivers.

This is concerning information as unlike adults, teenagers are less able to identify when they are too drunk to drive.

The relevant data can be found here:
AAP Article

Looking at drink driving statistics, what proportion of offenders are teenagers?

How can we encourage young adults not to drive when impaired by alcohol or other illicit substances?

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