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.