The study, which surveyed driving instructors, found many parents lacking in the driving education department. Researchers report 65 percent of instructors say parents today are worse at preparing their teens to drive than they were a decade ago. This could have something to with the fact teens learn by example. AAA says 77 percent of drivers aged 35-55 admit they talk on cell phone while driving, compared to 68 percent of teen drivers.
Teen driving safety is a big issue, because motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of teens in America.
The study also spotlights the three top deadly mistakes teens make when learning to drive.
AAA researchers say there are bunch of things parents can do to help keep their teen safe on the road.
Click here for an AAA list of select teen driving laws by state.