Teen Driving Essay

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Teen Driving

Getting the License

Many of today’s teens can’t wait to get that piece of paper with the cheap plastic on top, saying they are newly licensed drivers. But in New Jersey that’s going to be a little harder, since January 1, 2001 NJ has put into affect the new Graduated Driver License Program (GDL).

The GDL is a program that teens and first-time drivers must complete to get their unrestricted license. This program was designed to lower the number of driving fatalities among teens and first-time drivers in NJ. The teens and first-drivers having more experience on the road, they’ll be ready for any driving situation.

The GDL will affect anyone born in the birth year of 1985 and later, who apply for a
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Teenagers shouldn’t drive real small cars or SUVs- because they are prone to roll over. Many teens that I have talked said the perfect car for them would be a car with a banging sound system, tinted windows, dubbs (20 in. rims), and a loud racing muffler.

Here are a couple of cars that we think are very suitable for today’s teen.
The 1998 Volkswagen Beetle (Bug) is our top choice for a teen car. It’s stylish, hip, and a little sporty looking. We choose the Bug because it’s a new classic. This model’s bug came standard with a 2.0 liter V4 engine giving out 115 horsepower making it at a top speed of 120 mph. This bug can hold 14.5 gallons of gas getting 22/27 mpg in the city/highway. It seats comfortable 4 small adults. This car was recommended by the IIHS as their Best Pick in 1998 for safety in its class. The Bug received a Good on the IIHS’ rating system. As a used car the 1998 Bug would probably run you close to $ 8,000.
Are next car was the 1998 Toyota Corolla. It’s sleek looking, with cool, crisp lines. This car came standard with a 1.8 liter engine giving out 120 horsepower making top speed at 125 mph. The Corolla can hold 13.2 gallons of gas getting 28/36 mpg in the city/highway. This car can seat 4 adults comfortable. The Corolla was given an Average rating from the IIHS. A used Corolla would probably run you about $ 6,500 in today’s market. The prices for these cars were estimated from AutoByTel.com
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