Why Parents Should Buy Bigger, Safer Vehicles for Teen Drivers

By Jessica Cicchino | December 3, 2018

  • December 6, 2018 at 9:35 am
    Vox says:
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    Oh yeah. Get your teen a vehicle that guzzles gas like it came out of a firehose. Parents here are admonished to simply be rich, so that they can afford it. Moreover, bigger vehicles in the hands of teen drivers increase the hazard to other motorists, in terms of the physics of momentum. You’d be protecting your teen at somebody else’s expense. A teen at the wheel of a big SUV scares the dickens out of me.

    • December 6, 2018 at 10:06 am
      Augustine says:
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      While a bigger vehicle may be safer for the teen, it is undoubtedly less safe for the poor shmuck that gets hit by them. This is simply solving a problem to create another…

      • December 6, 2018 at 2:03 pm
        Augustine says:
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        I confess I didn’t actually read the article and I just left a comment based on the title for my own amusement. Here is a link to the list: https://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicles-for-teens, and also, here is their list of large cars: Volvo S80, Ford Taurus, Chevrolet Impala, Infiniti M37, Toyota Avalon, Acura RLX, Buick LaCrosse…

    • December 6, 2018 at 10:12 am
      SWFL Agent says:
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      Maybe you should have reviewed the list before you went on your rant. Most of the cars on the list are not gas guzzlers plus the auto industry definition of a “large” car isn’t what it once was.

  • December 6, 2018 at 3:15 pm
    ??? says:
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    This article should be titled “No Sh^%”

  • December 6, 2018 at 4:10 pm
    Lynn Koblin says:
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    No one should buy a new driver a brand new car, just to show off that they can waste their money. I always felt our insurance rates suffered from how many new drivers totalled their graduation gift cars. The first time my kid drove our SUV to soccer practice, she hit a smaller car. (The victim was the communications director for our State’s department of motor vehicles. Can’t make this up.) She paid his deductible and he let it go. But his damage was worse than ours. On the other hand, she and her friend were not hurt. And I demanded to know why soccer practice had to be during rush hour over Spring break.



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