Teen Drivers

We both raised teenagers. We understand that there is nothing more terrifying than the idea of your kid piloting a few thousand pounds of steel at up to 65 mph.

Well, here's some good news. While we can't assure you that your teen won't back the family wagon into your local wetlands, we can help make it less likely. Our Car Talk Teen Driving Area has tips for both you and your teen, to stack the odds in your favor. Here's hoping they help!

Is there anything more fun than getting behind the wheel for the first time? Hardly!

We understand you're excited to start driving. And why not? Finally, you won't have to be embarrassed by having mom shuttle you around to sports practice, or, worse, on a date.

But, we have some bad news for you. Teens are prone to be reckless, daring and out to impress a date. How do we know this? We were teens once. A long, long, long time ago.

Our Car Talk Teen Driver Area is our way to share a bunch of hints and tips we think you might actually find useful. Plus, it just might help you arrive at college in your car and not in a motorized wheelchair.