A new survey of more than 1,700 teens nationwide, conducted by Liberty Mutual and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), compares the destructive driving habits of parents, as observed by the teens, to those of the teens themselves—and the results are unsettling.
According to the teens surveyed, parents more frequently talk on cell phones while driving (91 percent of parents compared to 90 percent of teens), drive without a seatbelt (47 percent of parents compared to 33 percent of teens) and drive under the influence of alcohol (20 percent of parents compared to 15 percent of teens). Teens more frequently displayed the other three vices listed on the survey: speeding (94 percent of teens compared to 88 percent of parents), text messaging (78 percent of teens compared to 59 percent of parents) and driving under the influence of marijuana (16 percent of teens compared to 7 percent of parents).
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