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Learner drivers prefer dad teaching them over mum

A national survey of 1000 learner drivers and their parents has found more than 42 per cent of young Victorians prefer dad to teach them to drive.

Only 25 per cent would pick mum.

Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, lead researcher of the Fathers of Families Program at the University of Newcastle, said he was not surprised by the results at all.

‘It is clear men are the ones associated with cars despite all the advertising,’ he told Ross and John.

He said these days fathers are much more involved in parenting, and it is no longer left up to mum’s to just ‘take care of it.’

‘Fathers are more switched on to what’s happening with the kids than they use to be.’

Behind both parents as preferred teacher were professional instructors at 19 per cent. 

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