St. Pauli Girl Beer should always be consumed responsibly by adults of legal drinking age.
When celebrating with friends, be sure to:
- Monitor the alcohol consumption of everyone in your group to avoid over-indulgence. Always enjoy St. Pauli Girl in moderation.
- Assign one person in your group to be a designated driver if you plan to go out for the evening.
- Don’t drink if you are pregnant.
- Never combine drinking and driving together. Designated drivers can still enjoy the smooth and refreshing imported beer taste without the alcohol by enjoying St. Pauli Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverage.
Ask for St. Pauli Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverage at your local grocery store or favorite restaurant today.
Below you will find some information provided by permission from the Century Council, a non-profit organization focused on battling underage drinking and drunk driving.
Underage Drinking Data
- Underage drinking remains a persistent problem among youth. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health about 10.8 million Americans between ages 12-20 report current alcohol consumption; this represents nearly 29% of this age group for whom alcohol is illegal.
- According to the 2004 Monitoring the Future Study, daily alcohol consumption among high school seniors decreased for the third consecutive year, with a record low level with 2.8% of 12th graders reporting they consume alcohol daily. From a high of 3.9% in 1997, the rate of daily consumption among high schools seniors has decreased 28% proportionally from 1997 to 2004.
- Alcohol consumption continues to be widespread among today’s youth. Three out of four students (77%) have consumed alcohol by the end of high school and four out of ten (44%) have done so by the end of eighth grade.
- In 2004, among 15- to 20-year old drivers, 29% of the drivers who were killed in motor vehicle crashes had been drinking. For the same year and age group, 24% of these young drivers had BAC levels of .0.8 or higher.
- For young drivers age 15 to 20, alcohol involvement is higher among males than females. In 2004, 26% of young male drivers involved in fatal crashes had been drinking at the time of the crash compared with 12% of young female drivers involved in fatal crashes.
- Research from the Partnership for a Drug Free America has shown that kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs from their parents are up to half as likely to use; however only one-third of teens says they learn a lot about drugs from their parents.
Fighting Drunk Driving
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), alcohol was involved in 39% of fatal crashes and 7% of all traffic crashes in 2004. Additionally, NHTSA estimates, 9% of people injured in traffic crashes were in crashes where police reported alcohol was present.
- Alcohol-related traffic fatalities decreased for the second consecutive year, down 2.4 percent from 17,105 in 2003 to 16,694 in 2004. Among youth under 21, alcohol-related traffic fatalities decreased nearly 6% over the past year from 2,829 in 2003 to 2,665 in 2004. Since NHTSA first began keeping tracking such data in 1982, alcohol-related traffic fatalities have decreased 36% overall and 59% among youth under 21.
- In 2004, nearly six out of ten alcohol-related crashes involved at least one driver or non-occupant who had a blood alcohol concentration level of .15 or higher.
To learn more, visit the Century Council’s web site at http://www.centurycouncil.org