Dangers of Teenage Drinking and Driving – Educational Video


 

Dangers of Teenage Drinking and Driving – Educational Video – Discussion of the problem of teenage drinking and driving, made in cooperation with the Yale Center of Alcohol Studies. 3 college men, one doing no drinking, one drinking beer and one drinking heavily are studied. Results are compared to effects of equivalent amounts in rats. Depicts an accidents resulting from only casual drinking before driving. Shows rat experiments, teenagers drinking in bar and dancing, and alludes to death of one couple because of driving while intoxicated. Producer: Centron Corporation. Young drivers are a high-risk group, partially because they are young and just learning the rules, but that is not the only reason. Young drivers often think they are invincible; that the crashes caused by teenage drinking and driving reported on the news will never happen to them. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the youngest drivers are less likely to drive after drinking, but are more likely to crash when they do, because of inexperience with both alcohol and driving and the combination of the two. In 2003, 27 percent of 16-20-year-old passenger vehicle drivers fatally injured in crashes had high BACs (0.08 percent or more). The percentage of high BACs was much lower among females (13 percent) than among males (33 percent), and also was lower among 16-17-year-old drivers (16 percent) than among 18-19-year-old (30 percent) or 20-year-old (35 percent) drivers. In many high schools, students come face to face with the effects of teenage

 

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