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In addition to “fessing up” to phone use while driving, 55% of parents also admit to driving over the speed limit while their teen was in the car with them. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The fundamental question of nature versus nurture has been hotly contested throughout history. For some teens looking to explain their driving behavior, they directly link their parents’ behavior to theirs. 

According to EverQuote’s 2017 Family Safe Driving Report, 23% of teens don’t believe their parents driving habits set a good example for them to follow, and another 23% of teens are unsure. 24% of parents admitted to texting or calling their teen while they knew their teen was driving, and 44% of teens admit they’ve received a call or text from a parent while they were driving.

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