As shown by a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, less and less teenagers in the United States are operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcoholic beverages.
The CDC analyzed thousands of surveys that were completed by high school teenagers across the country. The teens who participated in the study were located in 41 different states. It was determined by the data that the percentage of these teens who drank and drove had declined by approximately 54 percent between 1991 and 2011.
In 1991, 22.3 percent of all of the teens surveyed claimed that they had participated in drinking and driving within 30 days of taking the survey. Two decades later, in 2011, the same survey was distributed to high school teens, and the results indicated that the percentage who chose to drink and drive had declined to 10.3 percent.