High school students overwhelmingly say their parents are or will be the biggest influence on how they drive, but the practices many teens say they are emulating represent some of the riskiest driving behaviors, according to SADD/Liberty Mutual Teen Driving Study.

 

Nine out of ten (89%) teens consider themselves safe drivers, yet many teens don’t consider risky behaviors dangerous.

  • Twenty-seven percent of all high school students and 33% of middle school students think speeding is safe.
  • Twenty-five percent of all high school students and 29% of middle school students think driving without a safety belt is safe.
  • Twenty-four of all high school students and 32% of middle school students think driving while talking on a cell phone is safe.