Fewer teens are driving drunk, national survey says

Fewer teens are driving drunk, national survey says

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

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Online:

CDC report: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr

Source: “Associated Press”