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Tougher laws decrease drunk driving.

Young drivers in states with more restrictive licensing laws had lower rates of heavy drinking and driving under the influence of alcohol than those in states with less restrictive laws, points out the report "Graduated Driver Licensing and Drinking among Young Drivers," released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

While nationwide, one in 10 drivers aged 15 to 17 reported driving under the influence of alcohol, the drinking and driving increased as the restrictiveness of graduated drivers license laws decreased.
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Title Annotation:Your Life
Publication:USA Today (Magazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2004
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