■ Teens who say their parents are authoritative or authoritarian are nearly twice as likely to wear a seat belt as a driver or passenger as teens who say their parents are uninvolved.
■ These teens are also nearly twice as likely to believe that buckling up affects safety as compared to teens who perceive their parents as uninvolved.
■ Teens who report having authoritative or authoritarian parents speed about half as often as teens who view their parents as permissive or uninvolved.
Winston FK, et al. Eds. Driving Through the Eyes of Teens, A Closer Look. Published by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance Companies®. 2009.