Teen’s are at the highest risk one it comes to driving. Car accidents are the number one cause of death for people 15-20 years. In the last fifteen years there have been many advancements in the quality of safety features in new cars.

When searching for a first car, often times how safe the car is, is pushed to a lesser degree of importance. Most of the time the price tag and other features of the car, are put first and the safety features of the car are given little value.

It is important that parents find out what safety features are included in the car and carefully inspect what type of condition they are in. All safety features should be in good working order. Checking to see if seat belts are frayed and seeing if warning lights are on is important. Some other safety features to look for are: frontal airbags, side air bags, tire pressure monitoring systems, and electronic stability control.

If you are looking to buy a car for a teen in the near future, perhaps the safety of the car will be one of your main considerations.