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What most worries moms who have teen drivers? We wanted to know. So we polled hundreds of you in an online survey on LHJ.com.
Three factors worry moms most about their teen drivers. "The inexperience of teen drivers" (68 percent) topped the list of worries; in second place was "driving while distracted" (66 percent); and, in third, "other bad drivers on the road" (65 percent).
Meanwhile, half of respondents said they wished their son or daughter took driving more seriously, but 48 percent also said their teen "completely understands" the responsibility of driving. Thirty-nine percent described their teen as "still learning" to drive, but with "good instincts," and 56 percent say their teen is "cautious, responsible and experienced." Only 5 percent worry enough to call their teens "reckless and inexperienced."
Moms are uneven in their assessment of whether their teens can handle potholes, slick spots, and other literal bumps in the road. Sixty-five percent said they are "sometimes confident" their teen can handle most driving situations; only 32 percent went as far as "very confident."
Other results from our survey:
Would you like to take our poll on teen driving? Your answers will be tallied and updated in our final results.