Car safety features: Quick tips for teens
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that the fatal crash rate per mile driven for teens ages 16 to 19 is roughly three times the rate for drivers 20 and older.
Beyond basic safety features like airbags, antilock brakes, traction control, stability control, and rearview camera, look for forward collision warning and other critical features for safety.
While the government mandates two airbags, many cars offer at least six. The more, the better for teens.
When we say “top safety features for teens,” we’re not listing safety features explicitly engineered with teens in mind. Nope. Our list details the bare minimum safety features any car should have when your teen’s safety hangs in the balance. Let’s face it: Most budgets don’t allow a teen’s first car to be new, decked out with all the latest advanced safety technologies. Many parents buy a new car and hand down the old “Wagon Queen Family Truckster” to their teens. Others hunt for used cars, searching for an affordable gem in good shape that won’t leave junior sulking in his room for weeks.
Safety requirements and popular features you need We’ve divided our top safety features list into two sections. You can find some of the first five of our safety features on passenger vehicles dat …