|Survey: 1 in 10 students drive drunk|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:50|
Wood County Safe Communities found that more than 10 percent of Bowling Green State University students questioned in a February survey have driven while under the influence.
The survey of 124 BGSU students was conducted at the "Big Playground," a late-night alternative to drinking event.
The surveyed students, largely between the ages of 18 and 22, were overwhelmingly female, at 70 percent. Eighty-two percent were licensed to drive in Ohio.
According to results from the survey:
• 11 percent have driven under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• 0 were arrested.
• 35 percent have ridden with someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Two percent of those were arrested.
• 59 percent believe there is a distracted driving problem in Bowling Green.
• 75 percent believe there is a distracted driving problem in Ohio.
• 85 percent believe there is a distracted driving problem in the United States.
• 64 percent have driven distracted.
• 79 percent have ridden with someone who was driving distracted.
• 58 percent have distracted the driver of a vehicle they were riding in.
• 44 percent admit to texting and driving.
• 72 percent admit to talking on their phone while driving.
The organizations also announced that, to date, there have been three fatal crashes in Wood County in 2014, tying the number during the same period of time last year.
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