A recent report has claimed that parents who teach their children how to drive may be passing on their own bad habits. Research from the British School of Motoring has found that close to eight out of ten driving instructors believe that mannerisms like crossing arms while steering and tailgating are likely to develop if learners are taught by mum or dad.
Other bad habits include failure to check mirrors, speeding and answering a mobile phone while driving which is in fact illegal.
However, around nine out of ten instructors added that extra lessons can be beneficial despite the fact that nearly six out of ten have encountered people who have fallen out with their parents during one. Learners who are taken out by an adult family member are known to become competent drivers quicker, this may be due simply to the practice they are getting rather than any expert tuition.
With the cost of learning to drive increasing year on year it is worth making sure that students pass first time.
"Teaching teenagers can be a frustrating and thankless task for parents as they struggle to prepare their children for a test that bears little resemblance to the one that they took two or three decades ago," stated a report from the company.