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IQ: SADD Says More Teens Drive Stoned Than Drunk

Marijuana use is surpassing alcohol use among teen drivers, according to a recent study of 2,294 high school juniors and seniors conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions).

Nearly 20 percent of teen drivers reported having driven under the influence of marijuana in the recent survey. About 36 percent of these teens said the drug presented no distraction to their driving. This can be compared to the 13 percent of teens who reported having driven under the influence of alcohol, 19 percent of whom said the drug presented no driving distraction.

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