Relation of parent-teen agreement on restrictions to teen risky driving over 9 months

Kenneth H. Beck, Jessica L. Hartos, Bruce G. Simons-Morton

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Objectives: To determine the relations among parent-teen discordance for restrictions on driving conditions, driving rules, and consequences for rule violations at licensure and subsequent risky teen driving. Methods: Parents and teens completed telephone interviews at 1, 4, and 9 months after teens became licensed. Results: At each time interval, the degree of disagreement with parent restrictions on driving conditions was positively associated with teen risky driving. Conclusions: These results demonstrate a positive association between parent-teen discordance for driving conditions and teen risky driving. Initial establishment of restrictions and agreement with them may have longer term protective effects against teen driving risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-543
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006



  • Adolescent driving
  • Discordance
  • Parenting
  • Restrictions

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