A new polling of teens by SADD and Liberty Mutual has shown that parents talk on cellphones while they are driving more often than teens, 47% don’t use a seat belt, and 20% drive after drinking. Teens, though, are more likely to text, speed, or drive after smoking marijuana. What’s perhaps most disturbing is the fact that there appears to be a direct correlation between parents’ lousy driving behavior and teenagers’ own bad driving habits. Parents are the main influence on their children’s driving, but they apparently can set a bad example that sticks with teens for a long time.
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