Choose the Right Car for Your Teenage Driver

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, seven teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 died each day as a result of a car crash in 2010. Although there are a fewer teenaged drivers, they make up nearly one third of all costs of motor vehicles injuries in the US. One way you can protect your teenager on the road is to pick the right car for him or her.

Think Safety First

Look for safety features in the car you and your teenager try out. Along with front airbags for the driver and front seat passenger, the car will ideally have side airbags and airbags in the backseat.

Other safety features to look for include anti-lock brakes, which can help your teenager avoid a crash, and vehicle stability control. A mid-sized or full-sized vehicle is also generally safer than a compact car or a sub-compact.

Steer Clear of Cars Likely to Roll Over

While you might think of SUVs as being safe, they have one major disadvantage over cars that are lower to the ground: they are more likely to roll over. If your teenager has to swerve to avoid an obstacle or steer sharply, there’s a greater risk of the SUV tipping over.

Think Boring

When it comes to choosing the right car for your teen, boring is best. Sports cars or cars that are flashy can encourage reckless driving, such as speeding. The last thing you want is for your teenager to try to show his or her friends how quickly the new car can go from zero to 60.

To choose the best auto insurance policy for your teen driver in Wisconsin, contact Sagen & Associates Insurance in Brodhead today!