Underage Drinking Thesis Statement

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DeCarlo Letcher

Thesis Statement
Reducing the incident of underage drinking is very important to protect the lives of young people.

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Traffic fatalities in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes declined substantially between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s (Pauozzi and Patel 2004), but have remained at a fairly constant level since 1997 (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] 2008a). Drinking is illegal for this age group in the United States, but it is a common behavioral problem among these young people. In 2007, 31% of young drivers in the 15–20 year-old age range who were killed in car crashes had positive blood alcohol concentrations (BACs), with 26% having BACs of .08 g/dL or