Risky Driving Study: Results

We developed and established a new questionnaire that taps into different domains of risky driving (The Youth Risky Driving Questionnaire) and also looked at important ways that parents’ driving practices impact teen driving.
Our teen driving research shows that parent modeling of risky driving significantly predicts teen engagement in the risk practices they observed, and this modeling overrides efforts by parents to teach youth to drive safely and avoid risky driving practices. These teen driving results highlight that parent practices need more attention in ‘drive safe’ programs targeting teens.

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