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Drive As I Say, Not As I Drive



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ANCHOR LEAD: Now that teens are back in school, we're seeing they're also learning outside of the classroom... and you may be surprised who’s teaching them some dangerous lessons. Brian Osuch has more. (:59) SCRIPT: Zero to Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. If you think your teen driver isn’t engaging in dangerous driving etiquette, you’re sadly mistaking. A new survey finds nine out of ten teens talk on their cell phones from behind the wheel and almost ninety-five percent speed. But, it’s not just the rules of the road that they’re breaking that’s disturbing… it’s who they’re learning it from. GM’s James Bell. CUT: (Bell) Many moms and dads are passing on their distracted driving habits by reading a quick text or answering a call while driving with kids in the car. Even if you do it for a few seconds; you’re legitimizing the dangerous behavior… and your kids will follow suit. SCRIPT: Teens between the ages of sixteen and nineteen are four times more likely than adults to crash. And Bell says safe driving habits can help reduce these numbers. CUT: (Bell) It’s always a good idea to refresh yourself on good driving tips: Always wear your seatbelt correctly, follow the speed limit, use your turn signal, keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you… and how about turning off that cell phone while driving. SCRIPT: For more, log onto GM-dot-com. That’s Zero to Sixty from GM. I’m Brian Osuch.
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