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Young children 'pick up' parents' bad driving habits

Children "pick up" their parents' bad driving habits years before they get behind the wheel, according to a driving expert.

Mike Frisby, CEO of the Driving Instructors Association, said parents had most influence on their child's driving habits when they were young and "sitting in the back of the car".

Mr Frisby told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast that children who witnessed their parents' bad driving habits were "more likely" to display the same bad driving later in life.

It comes after research suggested three quarters of parents would fail a driving test re-take but still insist on teaching their children to drive.

  • 14 Oct 2014
  • From the section UK