AAA has identified three deadly driving mistakes teenagers make. They also found parents are partly to blame for those driving habits.

Teens learn to drive by years of watching how their parents interact with other drivers and whether they're obeying traffic laws. This latest AAA study revealed the importance of parents talking with teen drivers about personal responsibility and following rules before starting driver's education.

Parents should also re-educate themselves since there are new rules for driver education and license restrictions.

Here are the top mistakes teen drivers make.

AAA | Top teen driving mistakes

Distracted driving, speeding and poor visual scanning -- when you drive without checking your surroundings.

The more issues are addressed early, the safer and smoother the whole process of properly teaching teens to drive can be.

On Saturday Oct. 15, AAA is hosting an interactive Start Smart Drive Teen Event in Johns Creek.

“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States," Sasha Marcinczyk, Georgia Regional President for AAA – Auto Club Group said. That is why we have to take this opportunity to warn teens and their parents on dangers they face behind the wheel.”

The event is free between 12PM to 3PM at their Drive Smart Drive School at 600 Medlock Bridge Parkway in Johns Creek. For more information and tips for teaching teens to drive, visit

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