Texas high school seniors drive high more than they drive drunk

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New Texas data show that the number of high school seniors driving high on drugs now exceeds the number driving after drinking. Since 1990, the biennial Texas Secondary School Survey funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services and administered by Texas A&M University has surveyed Texas secondary school students about their use of alcohol and drugs and related behaviors. Two questions asked about driving behaviors and how many times students drove a car after they had a good bit to drink or felt high from drugs during the past 12 months. While the number of seniors driving after drinking has decreased from 29% in 1990 to 15% in 2012, the number driving high on drugs has reached 16% in 2012, which now exceeds the number driving after drinking. Learn more: Texas Secondary School Survey Documents the Increase in Driving under the Influence of Drugs (MS Word)

From Texas Department of State Health Services.

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4 comments on “Texas high school seniors drive high more than they drive drunk
  1. jason N. says:

    i like to drinks alot of soda but stay away from the pills. because the more pills you take the more likely you’ll hurt or worse. plus you can also loose your kidneys

  2. Karitza J. says:

    I believe people who drink or take drugs is a bad thing for them. I mean if your doing to drink or get high shouldn’t be smart to drive when they are like which is a bad thing for them. And look i like to drink soda and eating candy which sometime it gives a sugar rush. I will never doing thing like drink and get drunk or get high off drugs.

  3. alexis lowe says:

    driving high is just as unsafe as driving drunk. driving high is dangerous and no one should do it.

  4. Savannah Bonham says:

    You should never drink and drive. Drinking and driving can lead to more than just one life being risked.

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