The Costs of Driving Drunk
Drivers under the age of 21 comprise just 5% of licensed drivers in New York State, but are involved in 14% of the alcohol related crashes.
New York has instituted new laws and programs in an effort to prevent these tragedies.
It is unlawful for persons under the age of 21 to purchase, possess or consume alcoholic beverages (except in religious services)
It is unlawful for anyone under the age of 21 to drive with a BAC of 0.02% or more, the equivalent of a single alcoholic beverage in most people.
If you are found in violation of driving with a prohibited BAC can be fined, required to do community service, and lose their driving priviledges for 1 year or until age 21, whichever is longer.