Bookmark this page

A Parent's Guide to Teen Driving: The Risks of Teen Drivers

Impaired Driving

girl with car keys refusing an alcoholic beverage
  • Impaired driving means driving under the influence of alcohol, other drugs (prescription and non-prescription) and driving while tired.
  • 15% of high school students in Durham Region have driven a vehicle within an hour after using marijuana or hashish. 13% have driven a vehicle within an hour after drinking alcohol.
    Almost 1/3 of high school students in Durham Region have been a passenger with a driver who had been drinking.
  • Even a small amount of alcohol can decrease your decision-making skills and reaction time.
  • Young drivers are the least likely of all drivers to drink and drive.
  • Driving under the influence of marijuana is just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol.
Link Back To Main Page