Study: Parents setting bad examples for their teen drivers

A new study says parents today are worse at preparing their teens to drive than they were 10 years ago.

The new AAA survey found adults are setting a bad example for kids behind the wheel.  And when they turn 16 and start to drive, they’re taking on bad habits.

AAA says parents should lead by example and have conversations with their kids early and regularly about the dangers of speeding and distraction to help prevent deadly mistakes behind the wheel.

The findings come as a result of a AAA survey of driving instructors.  Next week is National Teen Driver Safety Week.

WGN's Sarah Jindra has the details.