Teens drive older cars

Teen Cars Usually Older, Less Safe

It’s understandable, there isn’t much money in the family budget to buy a new car for a teen driver. Teens usually get a hand-me-down vehicle or a cheap used car but parents need to be aware of the dangers inherent in those older vehicles. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), teens who die in crashes are more likely than adults of their parents age to be driving an older, smaller, less safe vehicle.  Read more: Teenagers’ Cars Are Older, Smaller and Less Safe, Study Finds