Every parent dreads the day that their little baby is suddenly 16 and hitting the open road. Or in Los Angeles’ case, the overly crowded road where motorcyclists ride the lines, brush fires are common and traffic never moves at posted speed.
Whatever the obstacles, a child getting their driver’s license is an uneasy time for parents. The good news is there is more you can do than just cross your fingers and hope for the best!
Talk to Your Teen About Safe Driving Habits
Be sure to talk to your teen about driving safety. The best way to keep your young driver on the road is to properly educate them about good driving habits. Texting and talking on your cell phone while driving is not only dangerous, it’s also illegal in the state of California. Avoiding distractions, obeying the speed limit and being a cautious and aware driver are all things you should go over.
Make Sure Your Teen is Driving a Safe, Reliable Car
The second best thing you can do besides talking to your teenager about driving safely is equipping them with a safe and reliable automobile. In today’s market, there are plenty of great cars that are well built and look great to keep both you and your teen happy.
CarInsurance.com recently came out with their 2013 list of the 14 Best Cars for Teens. Each vehicle is a great, cost-effective option that’s fuel-efficient, safe and sturdy.
The 2013 List of the 14 Best Cars for Teenagers To Drive:
- Ford Taurus
- Honda Accord
- Ford Fusion
- Scion xB
- Subaru Legacy
- Volkswagon Jetta sedan
- Audi A3 2.0T
- Toyota Corolla
- Subaru Impreza 2.5i
- Honda Civic four-door
- Ford Focus coupe
- Volkswagon Rabbit four-door
- Honda Fit Sport
- Mitsubishi Lancer GTS
Not only are these cars reasonably-priced, they were chosen based on fuel-economy, scores in government safety tests and insurance costs. Even though there’s no foolproof way to keep your young and inexperienced driver safe, choosing a great car can give you a little peace of mind as you send your teen out on the open – or crowded – road.