Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Using the 2009 YRBS data set, this study examined bivariate correlations between select correlates of drunk driving among adolescents. Results show statistically significant correlations between age at first drink, binge drink, and marijuana use and drunk driving. While there has been a slight downward trend in reported incidents of current drinking and driving among adolescents (CDC, 2012), the social, emotional, and economic costs to families and communities remain high. For these reasons, there is a continued need for education of drinking impairment with adolescents to emphasize that driving is a privilege not a right and can have detrimental consequences when combined with alcohol.
BF1 .M63 v. 19 no. 1 2013
"Drinking and driving: a bivariate examination of select correlates of drunk driving among adolescents,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 19
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol19/iss1/2