Parents sending teen drivers ‘a clear and dangerous message,’ survey shows

A recent National Safety Council survey found that 91 percent of parents who drive distracted do so in front of their teens, despite 88 percent of parents reporting that they are their teens’ primary driving teachers.

“When it comes to teaching our teens to drive, ‘Do as I say, not as I do’ can be fatal,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “Parents who make calls or send texts behind the wheel are sending a clear and dangerous message to their children: that distracted driving is acceptable.”

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