Nearly quarter of teens drive impaired at some point, national survey says

April 27, 2013 1:52 PM

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Nearly one in four teens drives under the influence of alcohol, prescription drugs or marijuana, according to a survey of juniors and seniors conducted for Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Liberty Mutual. Worse, some of them think it improves their driving.

Of the 1,708 11th- and 12th-graders questioned, 23 percent said they had driven while under the influence at some point. Wrote USA Today's Larry Copeland, "What's worse, they don't view themselves as a danger: Almost 20 percent of those who drink and drive say it improves their driving, a view share...

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