It has long been known that from a very early age children use their parents as role models when it comes to road safety. As an example, if you don’t always wear your seat belt then your children will very likely grow up to be lax about using their seat belts too, and the possibility of tragedy should be obvious.
The same applies to things like whether or not you ever speed with your children or teens in the vehicle, whether you get angry with other road users, whether you roll through stop signs or run red lights; all of your failings are likely to be repeated by your kids in due course.
Excerpt: “The Windham County Sheriff Office (Vermont), Enhanced Teen Driver Safety Program has created this important public safety message for parents and families regarding teen highway safety…. [Their] goal was to address a topic which is rarely discussed, yet extremely important in the development of safe teen driving… The purpose of this video is to generate debate and conversation during driver education classes and parent conferences…”