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December is National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month

November 2, 2020

The holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is one of the deadliest and most dangerous times on America’s roadways due to an increase in impaired driving. Since 1981, every President of the United States has demonstrated the commitment to preventing impaired driving by proclaiming December as National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month or more recently, National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.

58% of teens involved in traffic crashes are distracted. The most popular distraction include texting and driving, passengers and any phone activity.

Wallethub.com ranks South Dakota as the 49th worst place for teen drivers in 2019 in the United States in DUI’s and teen fatalities.

Teenage Driving in South Dakota (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

  • 46th– Teen Driver Fatalities per Teen Population
  • 50th– Teen DUIs per Teen Population
  • 25th– Avg. Cost of Car Repairs
  • 44th– Presence of Distracted-Driving/Texting-While-Driving Laws
  • 36th– Provision of Teen Driver’s Graduated Licensing Program Laws
  • 28th– Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
  • 28th– Presence of Occupant-Protection Laws
  • 25th– Quality of Roads
  • 33rd– Presence of Impaired-Driving Laws

For the full report, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-for-teen-drivers/4598/

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