As a parent, you always want your child to be safe. Purchasing a safe car is one way to help protect your child. Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, many parents buy cars that offer inadequate crash protection.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) surveyed 500 parents and found that 83% bought used cars for their teen drivers. More than half were cars manufactured before 2007. Older cars often lack the modern safety features we expect from newer vehicles, like electronic stability control and side airbags. Additionally, mini-cars and small cars, which do not hold up well in crashes, were most commonly purchased by those surveyed.
The IIHS has created a list of recommended vehicles for parents looking for an affordable and safe car for their teen driver. The prices of these vehicles range from less than $5,000 to $20,000.
In addition to its list of recommended vehicles, IIHS also offered the following guidelines for parents searching for a safe car for their teen driver:
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident involving a new driver, we can help. Contact Saladino & Schaaf today or call us at 270-444-0406 (Paducah, KY) or 270-753-1529 (Murray, KY) to schedule a free case review. You may be entitled to a settlement for your injuries, but you must act quickly. There are time limits on legal action.
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