Advice Has Changed on What Car to Buy for a Young Driver

By Ann Carrns

If you’re car shopping for a recent graduate, the traditional thinking about the best vehicle for new drivers has changed.

  1. Advice Has Changed on What Car to Buy for a Young Driver

    If you’re car shopping for a recent graduate, the traditional thinking about the best vehicle for new drivers has changed. In the past, families generally looked for the oldest, largest and cheapest car possible — “slow, big and ugly,” said Alex Epstein, director of transportation safety at the National Safety Council, a nonprofit group. “That’s…

  2. High-Tech Collision Warnings, No Matter How Smart Your Car Is

    By Christopher Jensen The Mobileye system for older cars does not automatically apply the brakes in an emergency, but it does give audio and visual warnings New automobiles are reaching dealerships with all manner of sophisticated lifesaving technology, like collision-warning systems and automatic braking. But older cars can be outfitted with similar systems, too, and a…

  3. Deer and Vehicle Collisions

    Deer & Car Collisions in the News A man driving home in his pickup truck after visiting some friends swerved erratically when a deer darted in front of his vehicle. When he swerved in an attempt to avoid the deer, he went into the opposite lane and struck another vehicle head on. The other vehicle,…

  4. Day Dreaming and Driving

    National Police Data Shows Largest Days of Concern for Daydreaming while Driving. “No matter what day of the week or what month it is, we urge all drivers at all times to keep their eyes on the road, their hands on the wheel, and their attention on what they are doing.” The most recent review…