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Half of traffic deaths among kids linked to alcohol

Posted at 9:04 AM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 11:48:19-05

About half of traffic deaths among kids and teens are linked to alcohol. 

A new study looked at nearly 85,000 vehicle fatalities of people under the age of 21. 

About 28-percent were killed in accidents where the driver was legally drunk and half of all drivers had blood alcohol levels over zero.

Experts say eliminating late night driving for teens could help reduce alcohol related deaths.