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Safety features make vehicles safer for teens

As college students drive back to school and area high school teens start classes to get their driver’s license, parents are looking for the safest and most sensible vehicles their child to drive.   Statistics show that young drivers are more likely to be involved in car crashes.  Jim Rabas of Algoma Motors says all new cars have built-in safety features that make it difficult to recommend one specific model over another.  He says today’s vehicles are safer than ever.



Rabas says smaller vehicles like coupes are less cumbersome to handle than sedans and SUVs but that bigger and heavier vehicles are considered safer with the additional metal in front.  He notes that air-bags and other standard safety features in today’s new vehicles provide for safer driving.  You can find a link to the ratings of the safest vehicles recommended by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for teens below.


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