When it comes to teen drivers, parents put safety first

May 2nd, 2011 by

For teenagers, getting a driver’s license is an age-old rite of passage.

For parents, though, the event can be a rather nerve-wracking experience. What car should your child drive? What kinds of things should you consider.

According to this recent article in the Wall Street Journal, safety is the top priority for most parents.

SUVs with stability control are a top pick, and the Honda Pilot is at the front of the pack. (Parents don’t typically buy new vehicles for their teens. Instead, they look for later-model pre-owned vehicles.) Parents who prefer midsize cars to bigger SUVs often choose the Honda Accord, thanks to its safety and reliability.

Regardless of what you ultimately choose, be sure to speak candidly with your child about safety on the road. Establish boundaries, and check to see that your child is taking the privilege of driving seriously.

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