By Jennifer Geiger on October 19, 2012
One of the easiest ways to get through to teens about dangerous driving habits is to lead by example. According to new survey, many parents are dropping the ball despite research from Students Against Destructive Decisions that indicates parents are the No. 1 influence on teen behavior.
SADD and Liberty Mutual Insurance polled more than 1,700 11th- and 12th-graders throughout the country, and the results of the survey illustrate a "do as I say, not as I do" mentality:
Since it's National Teen Driver Safety Week, Liberty and SADD encourage parents and teens to talk about safe driving habits and sign a contract, so the expectations are clear on both sides of the conversation. Click here to download one.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer