Some reports show that teen drinking and driving is actually going down, both in South Carolina and all across the United States. In fact, comparing the numbers from 1991 with those gathered in 2012 shows that drunk driving by teens fell by more than half -- 54 percent -- in roughly 20 years.
However, it's important to note that this movement does not mean it is no longer an issue. Ten percent of all teens still drink and drive. These drivers die in accidents far more often than those who do not drink and drive, with drivers who fall between the ages of 16 and 20 clocking in at a full 17 percent more likely to pass away if their blood alcohol concentration goes over the legal limit of .08 percent.