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Fears of bad driving

PUBLISHED : Monday, 04 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 04 July, 2011, 12:00am

A survey of 1,000 British children aged four to 16, shows many are scared by their parents' driving.

The poll by tyre makers Continental Tyres found that two thirds of the children said their parents drove aggressively. One in five said their parents had broken the law by using a mobile phone while driving; more than 20 per cent had been in an accident when their parents were driving.

The study has implications for Hong Kong. 'It is important that parents drive safely to make their children feel secure and to set a good example,' Rachel Lai Chun-kei, 15, of Diocesan Girls' School, says.

Jane Beatrice Lee, a 17-year-old Hongkonger studying in the US, said: 'It is crucial that parents ... educate the next generation through prudent driving skills.'