As Bradley Blackburn reports, teen drivers can be easily distracted and don’t have the experience behind the wheel to avoid a crash.
That’s part of the reason teenagers are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident compared to older drivers.
Jennifer Stockburger of Consumer Reports says it’s important parents make sure new drivers have the right kind of car.
“For a lot of parents who have a kid who’s about to turn 16, the impulse might be to buy the cheapest car on the lot. But you say that would be a mistake?” Blackburn asked.