In an effort to reduce fatal accidents involving teen drivers, the leading cause of death for their age group, new phone apps allow parents to monitor and even limit teen phone and texting while driving. Other devices are installed directly in the car itself to record and grade a teen driver's performance.
School's out for summer, and teens have places to go. Whether heading to a friend’s house, commuting to work, or preparing for school in the fall, many young drivers need (or at least want) their own car.
Consumer Reports recommends buying the safest, most reliable models possible and presents five suggestions for the safety (and budget!) conscious family.