Teen Drivers: Don’t Put Them in an Old CarPosted on: May 17, 2017 at 9:31 am
Automobiles have experienced a revolutionary increase in safety due to increasing safety standards
It has been a rite of passage for drivers over the various decades to get a hand-me-down motor vehicle from a parent or grandparent and experience the open road in an older car or truck, but there is no disputing that our youngest and oldest drivers are the ones needing the most protection out on the highways.
Automobiles have experienced a revolutionary increase in safety due to increasing safety standards and pressure on manufacturers from both the public and insurance companies to put the safest vehicles possible out on the roadways.
Nowhere is this change more dramatically seen that in footage from a recent head on crash test between a 1998 Toyota Corolla and a 2015 Toyota Corolla.
The “occupants” of the 1998 Corolla end up far worse off than the occupants of the 2015 Corolla, with the 1998 showing severe injuries to the head, chest and legs.
While it is often our nature to give the kid an older car that he or she can beat up, it is in his or her best interest to make sure that they are in a car with the best safety features possible.
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