A new study by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) has uncovered a gap between the unsafe driving behaviors of teens and their perception of such driving practices.
Around 80 percent of teens surveyed recognize the danger of aggressive driving, but 36 percent admit to engaging in such driving behavior anyway. Worse, 30 percent of the teens confessed to experiencing road rage.
Close to 90 percent of teens consider themselves safe drivers, but 71 percent of those teens admit to speeding.
The study also uncovered a disconnect between what parents believe teens' driving habits to be and what they actually are. For example, only 38 percent of parents think their children speed, but the majority of the teens admitted to doing so.
The study by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD surveyed over 1,600 eleventh and twelfth graders across the United States.
For more information, read the press release.