High school students who drive DUI or drunk has declined 54% from two decades ago, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Diego lawyers report.


10.3% of 2011 teen drivers drove drunk or DUI, down from 22.3% in 1991, attorneys in San Diego add.


 CDC study says of the teens who said they drove while drunk, nearly 85% also binge-drank.


Reasons for the decline include less driving due to higher gas prices, laws monitoring drinking age and retailer compliance checks.


There’s also differences among races and sexes. Male students were more likely than females to drink and drive DUI, the study said.  Latinos and Whites drank and drove DUI more often than African Americans.


The speculative report has been questioned for suggesting that crunched for funds, high school students might find it difficult to come up with gas money.  The average nationwide price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.78 on Tuesday, up from $3.42 a year ago, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report.

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