Here I am live-blogging the alcohol and teen tutorial at All-Star Driver, the nation's largest driver ed school, headquartered in Watertown, Connecticut. Thanks to the change in the CT law, teen crashes are down. But alcohol remains, well, a threat.
It seems counterintutive that Connecticut has a different legal limit for alcohol content for those under 21 and those over. After all, in the state the legal age for alcohol is 21. The reason this law is in existence is that it recognizes that alcohol can enter the system through mouthwash or eating Italian birthday cake which can contain rum.
Steve then points out ballpark numbers for how this legal limit can be exceeded when teens do drink alcohol. Usually only 1 drink will do it. That situation gets a lot worse if the drinking is mixed with drugs, whether prescribed or illegal.