There are few parental decisions that have the magnitude of deciding what kind of car your teen will drive, especially given that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for year olds in the United States. We asked experts for their thoughts on buying cars for teens and advice on how parents can seize the many teachable moments that come with teen driving. Kathy Bernstein , senior manager of teen driving initiatives at the National Safety Council , says teens should not have their own cars. We want them to learn under parent supervision and get the necessary experience while parents still control the keys. One unexpected benefit of this set up is that parents are likely more aware of when kids are driving and know to refrain from texting their kids at that time.
Should You Buy a New Car or Used Car for Your Teenager?
Should You Buy a New Car or Used Car for Your Teenager? | canispacalis.com
Your teenager wants a car. Should you get one new or used? Your budget may decide the choice, or maybe you have an aging relative who wants to give up the car. If you live in a suburb, your teen who now has a busier social schedule also needs to become more responsible. Having a car is a rite of passage to adulthood before the next landmark on the road to maturity — going off to college.
The Debate: Should Your Teen Drive a New Car or an Old Beater?
Your first car isn't supposed to be nice. A first car should be purchased with meager proceeds from mowing lawns, babysitting and perhaps some occasional lifeguarding. You've gotta pay your dues, according to the long-established conventions of American child-rearing. Mom gets the new car.
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