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NEWS ANALYSIS: Nearly a quarter of teens drive while impaired

3:00 PM, Apr. 27, 2013
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Nearly a quarter of teens - 23 percent - admit to driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or prescription drugs used illegally at some point, a new survey finds.

What's worse, they don't view themselves as a danger: Almost 20 percent of those who drink and drive say it improves their driving, a view shared by 34 percent of those who drive under the influence of marijuana.

Those are among findings of a new survey of 1,708 11th- and 12th-graders by SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and insurer Liberty Mutual. The survey has an margin of error of +/-2.2 percentage points. ...

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