Not All Youth Traffic Fatalities are Alcohol Related

With new data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), statistics show that only about a third of underage alcohol-related fatalities are attributed to drunk driving accidents. YouthToday reports that these statistics are important for all parents, teachers and youth leaders to understand, citing that out of the 4,700 alcohol-related deaths for people aged 15-20, the majority were not vehicle-related, and that alcohol-related suicides and alcohol poisoning were also considerations. Read more here: MADD Says Drunk Driving Deaths Represent Only a Third of All Underage Alcohol Fatalities

 

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