Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bad behaviour while driving is learnt from parents

According to a research by AXA car insurance, it was found that found that many young drivers will emulate the way their parents drive.

The study has found that young drivers who demonstrate bad behaviour while driving, such as hand gestures and swearing, and more dangerous cases including speeding and drink driving, have may actually have learnt these from their parents.
  • 28% of those with parents who drink drive do so themselves.
  • Young drivers with parents who drive aggressively are 50% more likely to swear, flash or beep aggressively at other drivers.
  • Drivers whose parents have points on their licence or a ban are three times as likely to face the same penalties themselves.

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