The top killer of teenagers is automobile crashes. Number one! Combine this with advancements in safety technology in vehicles and the old school philosophy of buying the old beater for your teenager may not look like such a smart move. This new safety technology can help provide “extra eyes and ears” for rookie drivers. But this raises a lot of questions. How should parents weigh this decision? How much safety can you afford? Which safety features are worth spending extra money on? How much will full coverage insurance drive up the overall cost? These are all important questions with complex answers. If parenting a teenage driver is in your immediate future I highly recommend checking out this article in The New York Times for answers to these questions and much more.