PARIS, FRANCE - Dangerous driving runs in the family, according to a new study. Research from the Ipsos study suggested that the majority of motorists mirror their parents' behavior on everything from road rage to speeding and drink driving.
According to this new study, 65 percent of younger motorists between the ages of 18 and 25 in France say they are influenced by the behind-the-wheel habits of their mother or father, either in a good or bad way.
Apparently, parental influence weighs far more heavily than that of a driving instructor and young drivers are more likely to copy their father than a mother. This is new finding of the Ipsos study conducted for a foundation of the Vinci autoroute group, which runs French motorways.