Research shows that children begin absorbing their parents' driving behaviour from a very early age. This means children begin learning how to drive long before they get their learner's permit. Positive role modelling by parents can have a huge influence on how children drive in the future and instilling safe practices and attitudes from a young age is a key factor in achieving our long-term goal of no serious injuries or lives lost on our roads.
We recently asked a group of young children to draw a picture of a time an adult was driving and how this made them feel. The results give every parent or carer food for thought about how their driving is seen by their young passengers and a reminder to make every drive a good example.
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