Liberty Mutual/SADD Teen Driving Study Reports Kids Follow Lead of Parents

August 10, 2004

  • August 12, 2004 at 11:13 am
    Bob says:
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    Students will emulate parental driving habits, but the focus needs to be on things such as how habits change with conditions, reflecting good judgment. Exceeding the posted speed limit is not in and of itself dangerous, but if traffic is heavy, or roads wet, even the posted limit is dangerous if the driver is not paying attention, and leaving adequate space to react. The same is true of cell phone use. In traffic, it is almost always a serious distraction, one which can easily be observed, and pointed out to student passengers. Following too closely is the greatest risk factor on the road in my opinion.

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