Limit Teens' Saturday-Night Driving, Experts Suggest
Drunk driving contributes to more than one in four motor vehicle fatalities for children, teens and young adults — and nearly half of these deaths happen at night or on weekends, a U.S. study suggests. One limitation of the study is that researchers lacked data to assess how well laws were enforced. Still, the findings suggest that states can help prevent alcohol-related deaths by strengthening policies to deter drunk driving, said Dr. Beth Ebel of Seattle Children’s Hospital, who wasn’t involved in the study.
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