Relation of Parent-Teen Agreement on Restrictions to Teen Risky Driving Over 9 Months

This article reports on a study undertaken to determine the relation of parent-teen agreement on restrictions to teen risky driving over a period of 9 months. The study focused on parent-teen discordance for restrictions on driving conditions, driving rules, and consequences for rule violations at licensure and subsequent risky teen driving. The parents and teens completed telephone interviews at 1, 4, and 9 months after teens became licensed. At each time interval, the degree of disagreement with parent restrictions on driving conditions was positively associated with teen risky driving. The less agreement between parents and their teens regarding the conditions under which they were allowed to drive (and to a lesser extent, the consequences for violating these conditions), the more teens reported driving in a risky manner. The authors note that initial establishment of restrictions and teen agreement with them may have longer term protective effects against teen driving risk. A final section considers some specific strategies for parent-child communication in this area, including the use of a parent-teen driving contract.

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  • Authors:
    • Beck, Kenneth H
    • Hartos, Jessica L
    • Simons-Morton, Bruce G
  • Publication Date: 2006-9


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01050103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 2007 10:35AM