Although underage drinking among teens is down 54 percent, teenage drinking and driving is still a major issue in most states. By age 15, more than 50 percent of teens have had at least one drink and by the age of 18, 70 percent of teens have had a drink. Overall, teen alcohol use kills about 4,700 people each year, more than all illegal drugs combined.
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