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Texting Parent Drivers Shun Warnings, Liberty Mutual Says

U.S. parents often ignore warnings from their teenage children by driving while texting or under the influence of marijuana, according to a survey released today by Liberty Mutual Holding Co.

Forty-two percent of teen passengers said they have asked parents to stop text-messaging while operating a vehicle and 18 percent have tried to get them to stop driving when high on weed, the survey by the Boston-based insurer found. Among teens who asked for a stop to risky behavior, 40 percent said their parents either ignore them or justify their actions.