Many teens do not take personal responsibility for safe drivingand continue to engage in dangerous driving behaviors, according tothe results of a survey released by Northbrook, Ill.-based AllstateInsurance.

While nearly 90 percent of teens surveyed said they hope theirfriends will be safer on the road in 2008, just 11 percent included"driving more safely" among their personal New Year's resolutions.One-third, 34 percent, of teens surveyed reported being frightenedas a passenger because the driver was being careless, but did notsay anything to the driver.

"Our survey found that teens are making New Year's resolutionsabout getting better grades, exercising more and other good things,but far too few are resolving to be safer drivers," said VictoriaDinges, Allstate assistant vice president of public socialresponsibility. "Car accidents are the leading cause of death forteens in the U.S., and the holidays are among the most dangeroustimes of the year for teens on the road. Unfortunately, our surveyshows that teens have other things on their mind than drivingsafely."

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