A new study has come to light that shows that many teens and younger drivers that are involved in a fatal crash are under the influence of marijuana or alcohol. And by "many" we mean "the majority."
It may seem impossible, but it's true according to the study. Researchers looked at fatal crashes that involved teen drivers and younger drivers in states where toxicology reporting was common. The combined number of teens who were under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or both exceeded 50 percent (50.3 percent to be exact). 36.8 percent of these drivers were under the influence of only alcohol; 5.9 percent were under the influence of marijuana; and 7.6 percent used a combination of the two substances.