Must-Have Car Safety Features for Teen Drivers

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Anti-Lock Brakes

Experts strongly recommend that you don’t hand over the keys to your teen driver unless the car is equipped with anti-lock brakes. Anti-lock brakes are a critical safety feature in inclement weather, or any time the road surface is slick. When your brakes lock up you can’t steer the car and it takes longer to come to a complete stop, both of which are very dangerous. Anti-lock brakes help prevent these situations. Since federal guidelines mandate that all new cars have anti-lock brakes, you can rest assured that if you’re buying a new car, anti-lock brakes will be included. Although if you’re looking for something a little older, you should make sure that the cars you’re considering have this feature.

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