That "Best Used Cars For Teens" List Gets It Half Right

Automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, and young drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a collision. In an effort to help parents buy safer cars, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released their list of recommended used cars for teens. It's not bad, but it… » 7/16/14 10:32am 7/16/14 10:32am

A 13-Year Old Launched Her Grandma's Car On Top Of This Buick

A Michigan teen is in a ton of trouble after she got in the driver's seat of her grandmother's car and went for a little joyride in a Bed, Bath, & Beyond parking lot. » 7/18/12 5:30pm 7/18/12 5:30pm

An Unlicensed, Uninsured Teen Hit A Moose With A Cadillac

An unlicensed Montana teen was going 100 miles per hour when he reportedly hit a moose in Idaho's Silver Valley yesterday. To make matters worse, his whole family was in the car with him: two five-year-olds and three adults with suspended licenses who were all riding in the backseat. » 6/15/12 4:30pm 6/15/12 4:30pm

Newbie teen drivers even more useless than most teen drivers

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has used hidden cameras to prove what everyone already knew: most newbie teen drivers are pretty bad drivers. As their videos show, they are also impossibly obnoxious. No surprise there either. They also like Twilight. » 12/15/11 10:00am 12/15/11 10:00am

Helicopter Mom Wants "Newly Licensed" Magnet Stuck To Teens Cars

Susie Kessler's scared her 16-year-old is driving, so she's created a "Caution: Newly Licensed" magnet and slapped it on his car. Now she, along with 15,000 other parents, want to make them legally required. » 7/10/09 5:40pm 7/10/09 5:40pm

Ford "Nanny Key" For Teen Drivers Limits Vehicle Speed, Radio Volume

Ford has announced a new feature available on many 2010 models called "My Key," consisting of a programmable computer chip imbedded in the key that limits vehicle speed to 80 MPH. Designed for parents of teen drivers, the My Key system will also limit the stereo volume settings and sound a constant chime if seat belts… » 10/06/08 10:40am 10/06/08 10:40am

Australian Teen Crashes SUV Into Tree, Repeatedly, Attempting To…

Proving that the best intentions aren't always matched with the best actions, 19-year-old Brett Seabrook of Victoria, Australia attempted to help a koala he thought was injured by repeatedly ramming its tree with his Toyota Landcruiser. Apparently the incident began when the Aussie teen found the koala at his campsite… » 9/16/08 1:00pm 9/16/08 1:00pm

IIHS Suggests Driving Age Should Be Raised, Angering The Pimpled Masses

Those buzzkills over at the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS) have indicated that they think the driving age should be raised in order to prevent deaths. The group points to lower fatality rates among teens in New Jersey, a state which doesn't grant full licenses to drivers until they're 18, compared to… » 9/09/08 2:20pm 9/09/08 2:20pm

Helicopter Parents Rejoice: $200 Mini GPS Remote Tracking Device Now…

Stalkers » 9/02/08 3:40pm 9/02/08 3:40pm Parents have just gained a potent new weapon in their electronic babysitting arsenal, or at least a new outlet at which to purchase it. Your local NAPA auto parts store will soon be stocking the GPS Tracking Key, a cell-phone sized, battery-powered GPS tracking device with a built-in data recorder. Just use…