Safety has to be the top priority during that worrying couple of years when our children are first learning to drive. If it wasn’t for the insurance premiums, we’d all have our kids driving indestructible SUVs.
The good news is that a safer vehicle could be cheaper to insure your child on, because the insurance company is less likely to have to pay out for injury claims in the event of an accident.
But be wary, although a higher Euro NCAP rating will generally mean a safer car (and therefore lower premium), a lot of modern vehicles are designed to perform well in the safety tests, but won’t necessarily hold up in a real life accident. So make sure to do some extensive research before coming to a decision.