Majority of Kids Surveyed Report Seeing Their Parents Drive Recklessly

Filed under: In The News, Health & Safety: Teens

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Your kids really do watch what you do all the time. Credit: Getty Images

Be careful when you're recklessly driving. Someone is watching you.

It's your kid
.

According to Consumer Reports, 82 percent of teens report seeing their parents drive carelessly.

Parents deny this. In a survey commissioned by Ford, 95 percent of parents say they are good drivers -- even though half of them say their teenage children have asked them to slow down or keep their minds on the road.

Consumer Reports waves its finger at parents. After all, parents are supposed to be role models.

"As parents, it's important to be aware of how you drive and what potentially bad habits you may be doing while your teens are watching," the magazine scolds.

Maybe parents need a good tongue lashing.

The survey found that 82 percent of parents say they want their teenage children to attend a safe driving program, but less than 20 percent do so, even as more and more schools are cutting their driver education program.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.