Limit teens’ Saturday-night driving, experts suggest

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Drunk driving contributes to more than one in four motor vehicle fatalities for children, teens and young adults – and nearly half of these deaths happen at night or on weekends, a U.S. study suggests. “The vast majority of young people who die in alcohol-related crashes are killed on Friday and Saturday evenings,” said lead study author Dr. Scott Hadland of Boston University School of Medicine. “Parents might consider limiting the extent to which young people drive during late hours on weekends,” Hadland added by email.
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