As the Mom of a teenager with his Driver’s Permit, like it or not I’m going to find myself in the automobile market soon. My first car didn’t’ come until college and as I price teen drivers insurance, I can see the merits in holding off for our son until he is on his way to college and beyond. However our family dynamic and his aggressive high school sports schedule will demand that we consider purchasing a 3rd vehicle simply based on logistics. Buying my first car was a learning experience and a huge step in taking on grown-up responsibilities. My Dad took me through every step of the process, making sure I’d understand the magnitude of the responsibility on my shoulders. I’d have to pay for gas, insurance, maintenance and more so the type of car I could afford would be directly tied to the amount of income I could save working as a hostess during college. I didn’t care that my first car, a used Mazda 626 hatchback, had sheepskin covers on the seats and was chocolate brown. It was my car and I couldn’t wait to drive it around town.
On a recent family road trip to The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, I discovered some amazing safety features in the 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite that I hope will be standard equipment come time for my son to buy his first car as a college graduate. If I can find them in the first vehicle we place him in, it will surely offer some peace of mind. Check out the safety features I think every teen driver needs to have on their side.
I’m hopeful that when its time for us to purchase our son’s first car, we’ll have access to these safety features in a car that fits our budget. Taking this opportunity to imprint the importance of safety above all else while considering a vehicle will be a gift that will last a lifetime and such a simple thing lesson to teach. What safety features are key for you when purchasing a car?
Special thanks to American Honda Corporation for sponsoring our road trip to The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. My opinions about the vehicle, safe travel , and safety features of choice are entirely my own.