Teaching your teenage child to drive is an emotionally fraught yet important time. You can instill good driving habits that will see them through the couple of decades we have left before robotic flying cars dominate the market, then eventually enslave us. Or you can set a bad example by whipping out your phone while teaching the finer points of highway merging. Guess which one most American parents choose?
Okay, teens may not be the most accurate source for information about their own parents’ hypocrisy. In a State Farm survey, 61% of teens said that their parents had been distracted by gadgetry at least once while teaching them to drive. 53% of parents admitted letting their phones distract them during driving instruction.
Parents distracted by the phone while teaching teens to drive [Consumer Reports Safety]