he number of high school students who drink and drive is down 54 percent from two decades ago, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 10.3 percent of teen drivers said they've driven while intoxicated, significantly down from the 22.3 percent in 1991. The dip is being attributed to stricter laws, retailer compliance checks, and even the sluggish economy. "Teens are especially sensitive to increases in gasoline prices and declines in economic conditions, which might have decreased their miles driven since 2007," the report said.
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