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Because more teens are killed by car accidents every year than by any other cause, it's important to make sure that a teenager's first car is as safe as possible. This may mean spending a little more than your expected budget in order to buy a car with high crash test ratings and crucial safety equipment, but experts say it's worth the extra cost. We've put together a slideshow naming some of the most important safety items to consider, and list some of the smartest choices for teen drivers. Click below to see five of the best cars for teen drivers.

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