47% of children feel unsafe with their mother driving compared to 39% who don’t feel safe with dad at the wheel according to new survey findings from Privilege Car Insurance.
Nine percent of children have been in an accident with mum driving, compared to 8% with Dad. The most common complaints was that mum was bad at parking (24%) and dad was drove too fast (21%). When parents were asked about their own driving behaviour 58% claimed that they drove more carefully when their children were in the car.
These results show how important it is to focus on improving general driving standards as well as focusing on specific at risk groups such as young drivers. It is astounding that almost one in twenty children are scared of their parents driving, which should act as a wake up call and encourage drivers to think about their passengers.
(Source: www.privilege.com and reported in Express 24.05.07)