Teen Behaviors

Studies have also shown that the presence of teen males in the front passenger seat increases the likelihood of speeding and tailgating whether the driver is also male or a female. The same study shows male teenage drivers are less likely to tailgate or exceed the speed limit when a teenage female is in the front passenger seat. This may have to do with how teens view their gender roles or a desire to protect another person who is literally right next to them.

Teen attitudes also play a major role in a harmful type of perception. The “No One Got Hurt, So What’s the Problem?” attitude is common among young drivers. A beginning driver must learn how to look at driving as a new skill to learn and approach it with a good attitude from the start before someone does get hurt.

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