Teen drivers are the most vulnerable motorists on the road. They take unnecessary risks. They’re inexperienced. They’re more likely to sit behind the wheel of used cars that don’t contain the latest safety technology.
It’s no wonder that traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers.
It doesn’t have to be that way. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has developed a checklist for parents and teens shopping for a new car. These items help protect teen drivers, who are more likely to be involved in a crash than any other road users.
In addition to compiling a list of 56 specific makes and models recommended for teens, IIHS, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing death and injury on the nation’s roads, recommends the following features and guidelines to parents and teens who are car shopping:
Electronic Stability Control– The organization says this feature is “a must” that will help drivers maintain control on curves and slippery roads.… Read more