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Do You Drive Distracted? Who’s Watching?

Are you driving distracted?A survey conducted by the National Safety Council revealed that even though 88 percent of parents say they are role models for driving, 91 percent of them practice distracted driving in front of their teens.

These findings complement many other studies that show that teens pick up driving habits from their parents. The survey stresses the need for parents to understand their impact on their children’s driving behavior.

National Safety Council's Distracted Driver StudyAdditional data from the survey shows that parents understand the risks that teens face behind the wheel. In fact, 57 percent forbid their children to drive with their peers, a practice that raises the risk of a fatal crash by at least 44 percent. Read the report.

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