Consuming alcohol beverages and driving among teens in high school has dropped by 54%, from 1991 to 2011, or in a span of 20 years. According CDC, over 2,000 teens in high schools (aged 16 to 19 years) were killed on the street due to driving and drinking alcohol-related beverages every year. The government agency also revealed that about one in five teenagers who can drive and involved in a fatal automobile crashes in 2010 had some alcohol in their system.
Due to unstandardized rules among states in America, experts believe that states government should maintain rules to restrict drinking alcohol-related beverages at age 21 years. In order to prevent irresponsible drivers among teens, DMV should restrict teens to not driving at night. State government can implement some methods suggested by experts, such as teenagers who drive at night should be accompanied by adults. Also, a teen driver should not be accompanied by all teen passengers.
While each state behaves differently, some states have higher teenages drinking and driving rates than other states. States with the highest rates of drunken teenagers drivers included Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. States with the lowest rates of drunken teenagers drivers included Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Utah and Virginia.