So you’re getting her a car. You may want to check the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) list for the safest cars for teen drivers, which the agency published on its website.
The list categorizes the cars according to make, model and prices, taking into consideration the vehicle’s safety and driving features vis-à-vis the driver’s skill level, price points and safety rating.
The list also enumerates the best pre-loved models to get for your teen, based on a market preference which was observed in a national phone survey where 83% of respondents said that they bought vehicles that have been previously used.
Vehicle prices range from $2,000 to $20,000 and all have an electronic stability control feature, which IIHS says is a must for a teen driver who is still developing her motoring skills and may not be able to negotiate difficult driving conditions.
The Institute also said to always look for a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rating, and take note of product recalls on models when shopping around for a vehicle."
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