For teens, the last day of school is like Christmas in June. Think about it…no school, longer days, and no homework; all the things a teenage boy or girl dreams about during the school year. For many teens, this summer will be the first with their driver’s license. This also adds a new dimension of excitement and experimentation that will undoubtedly make parents nervous.
The next time you shop for a new car, you may be intrigued by all the interactive functions that are included. Most new cars have some sort of Bluetooth system that can allow you to access songs on your smartphone and play them through the car’s sound system. The car may also allow the driver to dial the phone and make calls as well.
It is worth wondering whether the popularity of sport utility vehicles has taken a hit after the latest crash safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Essentially, only two of the midsize SUVs tested received a “good” rating. The remaining vehicles received either a “fair” or “marginal” rating when it came to protecting passengers in a gauntlet of tests.