(CNN) - A study released this week reveals parents may influence their teenagers in an unlikely place: behind the wheel.
It says teens who engage in dangerous driving most likely got their bad habits from mom and dad.
More than 1,700 teens were surveyed, and the majority admitted to making poor decisions while driving. A driving safety expert says even occasionally answering your phone during a drive could influence your kids to do the same.
Nine out of 10 teens admitted to talking on their cell phones while driving and 94 percent admitted to speeding.
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teens according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.