Teens who engage in distracted and dangerous driving most likely learned their bad driving skills from their parents.
That's the finding of a study released this week.
The majority of more than 1,700 teens surveyed admitted to making poor decisions while behind the wheel.
Nine out of 10 said they talked on their cell phone while driving.
Ninety-four percent admitted to speeding.
And a majority of teen respondents said their parents practiced 'do as I say, not as I do' rules when it came to driving.
Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for U-S. teens, and drivers ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely than older drivers to crash, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As a Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer, there are many different factors that can play a role when an unfortunate accident occurs. The new trend that is starting to become more and more apparent is the "distracted driver".
With an increase of texting and driving in Arizona, and across the United States, there really is no surprise that unfortunately these numbers keep rising. Are habits hard to break? Yes. Can they be broken? Absolutely. The best thing you can do is learn what exactly the dangers are when someone is driving distracted. Drive safe everyone!
The survey was commissioned by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions.