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Underage Drinking Statistics Prove Seriousness of Problem

Regardless of a person’s age, drinking and driving should never be a consideration. Not only does this increase the chance of an accident, but it also puts the driver, passengers, and others on the road at risk of injury or death.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving has shared some interesting underage drinking statistics on its website, including the following:

  • Children who begin to drink alcohol at a young age are more likely to be involved in an alcohol related motor vehicle accident.
  • Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death among teens. Approximately one quarter of these accidents involve an underage driver who was drinking alcohol.
  • Alcohol use in teens leads to 4,700 deaths every year.

When a person decides to drink and drive, they may believe they are in good enough condition to make it to their final destination. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.

If somebody is injured by a drunk driver, regardless of the driver’s age, the victim may wish to consult with us regarding their legal rights.

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