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23 percent of teens admit to driving while impaired

GasBuddy Blog -- If that headline makes your blood boil, brace yourself. It gets worse...

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

USA TODAY reports these findings from a new survey of 1,708 11th- and 12th-graders by SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and insurer Liberty Mutual.

Of course, this news is alarming but at the same time let's separate the words from the actions. Do we really believe that today's teens are that much different from yesterday's?

Kids think they're immortal and invincible, that's human nature. Time and...


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Submitted Apr 26, 2013 By: PD
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CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 11:54:33 AM

Wow... There are some dumb kids on the streets
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 5:26:19 PM

surprised??? most of their parents are too
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:56:14 PM

not good
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Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 11:33:56 AM

That why Drivers Ed. needs stopped in schools. Too many kids that don't know how to drive to start with are on the road. Of course most parents that signs for Ed. or a kid under 18 to get a license don't realize they are taking the responsibly in the event that kid has an accident and injuries someone the parents can lose everything.
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gasmeup52
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 11:22:29 AM

They might be stupid.
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BlueJaysMVP33
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 10:54:32 AM

It's no wonder our insurance premiums continue to raise. It's not fair to make us all suffer because of the poor habits of young drivers. Raise the premiums on new young drivers and leave the rest of us mature drivers alone.
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fharri7196
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Message Posted: May 11, 2013 3:37:00 PM

im sure there are more
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mark03063
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Message Posted: May 11, 2013 12:39:22 PM

And with the improved driving skill they may text without fear.
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mark03063
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Message Posted: May 11, 2013 12:39:14 PM

And with the improved driving skill they may text without fear.
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SmartShopper520
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Message Posted: May 11, 2013 10:08:39 AM

This is a personal choice, and a personal responsibility ... NO ONE SHOULD DRIVE that is under the under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs along with any other mind-altering substance. Every
driver needs to take their driving privilege seriously and stay off the
road while they are choosing to do any of the above substances. GOD BLESS THE ROADS OF AMERICA & ALL CREATION!
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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 12:35:19 AM

That is very scary.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 10:20:56 PM

dang a new group of people for some to hate on
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kona763
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Message Posted: May 4, 2013 8:57:04 PM

anyone who drives while impaired should lose their license! first offense - 1 year. 2nd offense - life!
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 1:51:44 AM

take their license away !!
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 6:25:34 AM

Miata: you don't have to respond to PD's BLOG entries. You can always go and check out other posts.
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Because people keep posting in them.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 9:18:24 AM

why are we seeing all these old articles?
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 12:34:39 AM

Old 'news'.
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KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 3:03:40 AM

Old 'news'.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 11:58:04 PM

No surprise... unfortunately!
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 1:52:12 PM

I remember people saying it puts them on their guard so they are better drivers....Until a few got hurt.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 8:15:16 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 6:10:51 AM

53 % of teens are impaired.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 6:03:55 AM

Drinking improves driving? Is their sober driving really that bad? Only teens could come up with something this silly.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 6:03:48 AM

Nothing new
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 6:03:13 AM

Old and SADD
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 6:00:45 AM

Old News
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:58:33 AM



It usually takes their first accident for them to realize that they are not infallible. And that's only if they survive.

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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:57:43 AM

Let's be honest, I bet the number all blogging here would be higher.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:57:18 AM

The percentage would be much higher if the truth were told...
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:54:37 AM

What else is new?
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:53:36 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:52:24 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:51:43 AM

It's a wonder more don't get killed on the highways.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:51:42 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:50:21 AM

Scarey, huh.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:49:04 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:49:03 AM

Sober teens don't have a very good record, so how do they do drunk ?
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:46:15 AM

repost
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Okay
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America's future....
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:42:21 AM

Wonder what their parent's rate is?
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:42:20 AM

Teens think that they, are smarter than anyone else. It's human nature. Some of them grow out of it, some are stupid for life.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:42:08 AM

only 23 percent
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:41:53 AM

How does this sampling of teens and young adults compare to the driving habits of middle-agers and seniors?
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:41:47 AM

Id bet its more... :-(
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:41:25 AM

And I never did anything like that.......lol
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:38:20 AM

Dislike
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:37:48 AM

Parents' fault.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:34:06 AM

Yesterday's post.
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