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While alcohol impaired driving rates among youth have declined in the United States, drug impaired driving appears to be on the rise. Research indicates illicit or prescribed drugs are associated with an increased rate of motor vehicle crashes, making current excessively high rates of drug impaired driving a significant public health concern. A recent study examining data from the Monitoring the Future project found that just over one out of every four (28%) of high school seniors were a driver or drove with someone under the influence of alcohol or other illicit drugs, with the percentage of seniors driving after smoking marijuana almost three times more than alcohol impaired drivers.Issues: Drunk/Impaired driving
The Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) calls for the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to submit an annual Report to Congress reviewing the consequences of underage drinking along with Federal and State policies aimed at preventing and reducing the problem behavior. The HHS most recently submitted the 2012 Report to Congress on Underage Drinking Prevention and Reduction, highlighting findings from prevention research, initiatives, and collaborations conducted across the country.Issues: Underage drinkingDrug type: Alcohol
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