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More than half of Texas teens admit to drunk driving

June 27, 2009

A recent survey of teen driving habits yielded some shocking statistics. Out of the 233 surveyed, more than half admitted to either drink and driving or riding as a passenger in a car being driven by a drunk driver.

The study, which was conducted by Allstate Insurance Company, shows that a high percentage of Texas teen drivers are engaging in negligent behaviors while on the road. For example, nearly 90% of those surveyed admitted to either sending text messages or talking on the cell phone while driving.

Other disconcerting statistics include:

  • 33% were involved in an accident their first year of driving
  • 48% were stopped by police their first year of driving
  • 30% have driven so fast that they have lost control of their vehicle or have been the passenger of a teen driver who lost control of their vehicle.

To read more about the survey, click here.

Negligence is the number one cause of car accidents, not just in Texas but all across the United States. If you have been the victim of a negligent driver, it is time to contact a Texas personal injury attorney to learn about your rights. At Fears Nachawati, we provide free legal consultations to car accident victims. Simply email us at or phone us toll free at 1.866.705.7584.

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