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A survey of Ohio teenagers reveals many have ridden in car with impaired driver

10:32 PM, Jul 8, 2013   |    comments
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According to Ohio's Department of Health many teens say they have ridden in a car that was being operated by someone who had been drinking alcohol.

The teens were asked if they had ridden in a car with a potentially impaired driver within the past 30 days.

The survey was completed by High School students in Ohio.

A total of 21% of those surveyed indicated that they had ridden with an impaired driver.

The numbers jumped from 19.4% of 11th graders to 28.2% of high school seniors.

The highest percentage of those who answered yes were among the Hispanic/Latino teens.

37.3% said they had been in a vehicle operated by someone who had been drinking alcohol.

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