The numbers prove all too shocking. According to Car Accidents:
Each year approximately 5,000 teens (ages 16 to 19) die due to injuries sustained in car accidents.
Each year approximately 400,000 teens (ages 16 to 19) are severely injured in car accidents.
The risk of being involved in a car accident increases dramatically for teens, with the 16 to 19 age group more than four times as likely to experience a crash.
The dangers of the road can’t be denied, especially for teenagers. The thrill of driving meets the uncertainty of youth and this all too often sparks a collision. It becomes a test of fortitude for parents to let their children start the engines (or even slip behind the wheels).
Key West Ford knows, however, that this rite of passage can’t be avoided - just as we also know that there are used cars on our lot that promote teen safety. Consider this list of the top ten options for young drivers, as provided by Consumer Reports. They each deliver high visibility, responsive mechanics, and streamlined controls:
10. Chevrolet Malibu
9. Ford Focus
8. Ford Fusion
7. Hyundai Sonata
6. Kia Soul
5. Mazda Mazda3
4. Mazda Mazda6i
3. Toyota RAV4
2. Volkswagen Jetta
1. Volkswagen Rabbit
Key West Ford knows that every parent dreads their teen’s first road-trip. By choosing one of these used auto options, however, that dread can be alleviated - with an emphasis on safety, precision, and easy steering finally found.
To learn more about teen driving visit Consumer Report’s safety guide.
Be sure to contact us with any questions or comments as well!