As a parent, the safety of your children must always be one of your highest priorities, even when they reach adolescence, approach college age and head out on their own as independent-minded young adults. That journey toward independence involves driving. As new drivers fulfill driver’s education requirements, they gain freedom even as they take on new responsibility. And you as a parent also gain freedom, since you’re no longer going to be responsible for picking them up and dropping them off at any number of school activities and friends’ houses or driving them to or from college.
But it’s impossible, and rightly so, for you to entirely give up your concerns for your young driver’s safety. With this in mind, you may want to act preemptively and select a first car for your teenager that comes equipped with systems allowing you to monitor their motoring habits.