Many teens are not driving safe enough vehicles, according to new research conducted by the U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
IIHS surveyed 500 parents about the cars their teens drive and found many of the chosen vehicles lack good crash protection and important safety features. This is because 83 per cent of parents surveyed said they bought their teenagers used vehicles, and two-thirds said the vehicles were from 2006 or earlier when safety features, like electronic stability control (ESC) and side airbags were less common.
Used vehicles are a great way to provide your child with a car, especially when buying on a budget. But, says the research, parents are not making the safest or most contemporary choices. As such, IIHS outlined four recommendations for buying used vehicles for teens: