If you drive while impaired, you could get arrested, or worse—be involved in a traffic crash that causes serious injury or death. For instance, you need to be able to foresee potential problems and make clear decisions if another vehicle cuts you off. To reduce alcohol-related fatal crashes among youth, all States have adopted a minimum legal drinking age of Overall, teenagers underestimate or are unable to recognize hazardous driving conditions. Too much alcohol can even make it difficult to get in your car and find its ignition. According to teen car accident statistics from the Center for Disease Control, teens between 16 and 19 were killed in motor vehicle accidents in , with another , receiving emergency room treatment due to crash injuries. Exaggerated behavior, may have loss of small-muscle control e.
These next two months, with graduation and proms, are especially dangerous times. If you have just an ounce of doubt, take their keys and you be the driver. Safe driving requires the ability to concentrate, make good judgements and quickly react to situations. December 11, AM ET. Doing so does not mean you are giving your approval to drink, but you understand that peer pressure is tough and in case something comes up, your teen is prepared and knows how to get a safe ride home. Yet it still continues to happen across the United States. Search for more resources Keywords.
Our helpline is offered at no cost to you and with no obligation to enter into treatment. Be the example you want your teen to follow. But the study didn't ask specifically about marijuana. Take your life back by getting started in a treatment program today. Risky Driving Drunk Driving. Motorcyclists in the to and the to age groups were at the top of the list for such crashes. Male drivers and passengers in this age group experience twice the fatalities as females.
The study authors assumed the illegal drug in question was marijuana because they limited survey answers to people who said they didn't use any drugs other than marijuana or alcohol. Your attention span is dramatically reduced with drinking, which significantly increases the chance of an accident. The Zebra doesn't support your browser version, so please give us a call or upgrade your browser to the latest version. Our helpline is offered at no cost to you and with no obligation to enter into treatment. Reduced coordination, reduced ability to track moving objects, difficulty steering, reduced response to emergency driving situations.