Every parent has concerns when their child starts driving. Teaching your teen good driving habits is a great start, but you also need to ensure they are driving the right vehicle to offer them the best protection on the road. Here are a few things to consider when looking at safe car options for your teen.
As of 2012, all vehicles are required to have anti-lock braking systems, and most vehicles come equipped with electronic stability control. In this regard, the latest is definitely the greatest in terms of safety features. However, most parents do not want to buy their new driver a new car, so look for a vehicle that was built after 1999 if possible, since that year also saw revolutions in safety requirements.
Teach your teen about their vehicle. For example, tires require vigilance to perform at optimal capacity. Have your teen check their tire pressure at least once a month and discuss the issue of when tires need replacing with them as well.