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Teen Statistics

Nearly half of all fatal car crashes are alcohol-related. Research shows that every year, nearly 6,000 U.S. teenagers are killed in car crashes and about 300,000 are injured. Bucks & Montgomery counties rate as one of the highest. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Traffic Safety Administration and the National Center for Statistics)

* According to SADD, nearly three-fourths of high school students consumed alcohol illegally and against the proven facts of danger prior to graduation.

*70% of all teenagers drink alcohol. (CDC) Centers for Disease Control

*60% of all teen deaths in car accidents are alcohol-related. (CDC) Centers for Disease Control

*More than 40% of teens said they drink when they are upset; 31% said they drink alone; 25% said they drink when they are bored; and 25% said they drink to "get high." (U.S. Surgeon General)

*Eight teenagers and young adults die a day in alcohol-related crashes. (MADD)

*40% of alcohol-related fatal car crashes involve teens. (CDC) Centers for Disease Control

*The average person age 14 and older drinks 2.18 gallons of alcohol a year. (Obviously some drink less or none at all, and others drink much more). (CDC) Centers for Disease Control

*Every day an average of 11,318 teens try alcohol for the first time. (CDC) Centers for Disease Control