In some alarming news, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company recently released a study which found that 10 percent of all teen drivers drive drunk on New Years. Considering New Year’s Eve is the most deadly night for car accidents caused by drunk driving, it is alarming that school programs have not work well enough to further lessen the incidents of teens driving under the influence.
The study did find that most of the questioned teens indicated that they would allow a someone else to drive, if so asked. As personal injury attorneys helping the families of those injured or killed in car accidents in Florida, we can only hope that those “friends” speak out and ask their impaired friend not to drive drunk.
Not surprisingly, the study found that those teens whose parents further educate their kids about the dangers of drunk driving were less likely to drink and drive. As with most things, good choices come from outspoken parents.