Your teen just got their driver’s license, and you’re beyond proud! But hold on one second, mom and dad: The license means that they know the basics, but they’re very much still learning! It’s time for you to show them the ropes on a daily basis. Wait, no freaking out! I don’t mean that you have to teach them from the beginning, no way, they’ve got that down! I mean it’s time for you to make sure you’re leading by example, and reminding them of their responsibilities as a driver. I know, they’ll roll their eyes at you a lot, but the good people at Thornton Road Hyundai love seeing good drivers on the road. They’d also love to see you and your teen on their lot to check out a safe car for new drivers: The 2015 Hyundai Tucson! It’s the perfect car for your teen to build their new skills in, and here’s why:
The 2015 Hyundai Tucson has standard safety features such as antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, a hill-holder feature and hill descent control. Since 30% of auto accidents, yearly, are a result of teen drivers, these features are important!
It’s Really, Really Safe
The Tucson also features “The Blue Link telematics suite, which includes emergency safety assistance, stolen-vehicle tracking, geo-fencing (allowing parents to set limits for teen drivers) and other smartphone-based features via the Blue Link mobile app.”
I especially like the letting parents set limits for their teen drivers, like a maximum speed!
The 2015 Hyundai Tucson Is Comfortable
It has plenty of interior room, more than the Ford Escape! With a driver seat that can be configured six ways (available power eight-way). There’s also an available leather-appointed passenger cabin with heated front seats and dual-automatic climate control. When I read ‘heated seats’ I was sold, no question!
You’ll want to go on a few driving excursions with your teen for the first year they have their license, so this amount of comfort is a must. The other vitally important thing you’ll need to pay attention to are your driving habits. As you know, kids – even teenagers – watch what you do. If you’re a consistently courteous and safe driver, 99% of your job is done!