Report shows impaired driving down among college students in Missouri

Friday, March 22, 2024

Alcohol-impaired driving among Missouri college students has declined nearly 12 percent in the last six years. When it comes to figures involving students and impaired driving, colleges and universities study all the data. “I know that we have a committee that looks at all the stats, and what seems to be the area of most concern, and where students might be struggling more than other areas or whatever, that is what we focus on,” says Gina Rentschler, the director of student programming at Evangel University. The numbers, when it comes to college-aged drinking, are improving across the state. In 2017, 23 percent of college students admitted to getting behind the wheel impaired. And by 2023, that number dropped to 11 percent. 

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