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Parental Involvement

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■ 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.

Source:
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.
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