Drunk driving is a very serious offense and it is unfortunately all too common in much of the world. In the United States drunk driving affects thousands of people but now it appears that at least in some aspects it is becoming a much smaller issue. According to a report released this week, drunk driving by teens has dropped by an absolutely astonishing amount in the past 20 years.
Since 1991 teen drinking and driving has dropped over 50%, which is absolutely great for everyone. This has been attributed to a variety of school and state sponsored educational programs that have been showing teens the terrible effects of drinking and driving. Officials are incredibly happy with the results they’ve seen in the past 20 years and are continuing to work hard until the number is even lower.
Not only have teenagers been drinking and driving less in the past 20 years, the general population as a whole has been doing it a lot less too. Thanks to increased police monitoring, dozens of advertising and awareness campaigns, and other factors, national drinking and driving rates have gone down around 30% since 1991. Both of these stats are absolutely great news and most officials are happy to report that the numbers are expected to continue dropping for years and years to come.