NEW YORK (AP) â€” A government survey shows fewer teens & young adults say they drive drunk.
Last year, nearly 7 percent said they'd recently driven while under the influence of alcohol. That figure has been steadily going down. It was 16 percent a dozen years earlier.
The numbers are for people ages 16 to 20 who participated in a large government survey focused on alcohol, tobacco & illegal drug use.
p>Drunken driving by people in their early 20s is more usual yet moreover is falling.
The survey moreover asked approximately driving under the influence of marijuana. Three percent of teens & young adults said they'd done that recently. That statistic has held approximately steady since 2002.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention released the report Thursday.
CDC report: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr
Source: “Associated Press”