Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) December 27, 2011
"Teens consider driving on New Year's Eve more dangerous than prom night, homecoming or the Fourth of July.
And yet, a greater percentage of teens say they have driven under the influence of alcohol or drugs on New Year's Eve than any of those other party-prone nights, according to a survey conducted by Liberty Mutual and Students Against Destructive Decisions —formerly Students Against Driving Drunk.
'Prior to New Year's Eve, parents need to have a conversation with their teen drivers about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and fatigue as well as how to be a good driver and a good passenger,' said Dave Melton, a driving safety expert with Liberty Mutual and managing director of global safety. 'Teens also need to be prepared for dangerous behaviors of other drivers who will be impaired on New Year's Eve.'" Read More