How Blind Spots Cause Auto Accidents & Who’s at Fault
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KNR Legal Blog
Buying a car for your teenager can be nerve-wracking. With their inexperience – and in some cases immaturity – teen drivers are at greater risk of an accident. You are probably looking for the safest cars for teens and want one that is affordable.
The following takes a look at some of the best cars for teens and new drivers from the Insurance Institute from Highway Safety’s (IIHS) list of recommended used vehicles for teen drivers. It separates the vehicles – all under $20,000 – by vehicle type and size.
But first, the IIHS reminds parents that teens should not have access to vehicles with high horsepower and that bigger, heavier vehicles can provide greater protection in the event of an accident. It also recommends vehicles with electronic stability control. Finally, it recommends making sure that the vehicle has good safety ratings from the IIHS and four or five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Large Cars for Teens
The IIHS lists six large cars it deems a good fit for teen drivers.
Midsize Cars for Teen Drivers
Its list of midsize cars for teen drivers is much longer. Below is just a few good options spanning the price range.
SUVs for Teens
It recommends a variety of small, midsize, and large SUVs. Below are some of the choices.
Finally, it recommends a few minivans for teen drivers, like the Honda Odyssey (2011 and later) and the Toyota Sienna (2011 and later).
An Attorney Can Help if Your Teen is in a Wreck
These can be safe cars for new drivers that are moderately priced. Review all of your options by consulting the IIHS, NHTSA, and other safety organizations. Do plenty of research and, perhaps most importantly, remind your teen to drive safe.
We hope you’ll never have to call us, but if your teen becomes involved in a wreck in Akron that another driver caused, call us to review legal options. Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick at 1-800-HURT-NOW to discuss the case.