Teen drivers hike Utah car insurance 89 percent, report says


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  • Understands Math Lacey, WA
    July 21, 2014 1:23 p.m.

    I wonder how Utah's many senior drivers affect the rates. Drivers 80 years of age and older have a greater rate of accidents with fatalities per mile driven than any other age group: even more than teenagers.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    July 21, 2014 2:12 a.m.

    That is reason enough to stop giving cars to teenagers. A lot of foolish parents are being tricked into paying for things that these teenagers should be paying for themselves. Teens do not have priority access to parents incomes and infringement theft of that income for their personal use.

    Parents are not obligated to pay and support their children beyond the basic needs of life, a home, a roof, and teaching them self reliance and responsiblity. Tough love is the only obligation parents have to young adults and helping them manage their lives and incomes to what they are able to pay for.

    Parents paying for cars, insurance, gas, and college are fools and children are being taught to exploit their parents into debt and obligations that is not their responsibility.

    Perhaps children should not have cars until they graduate from school and get a job and pay for their own needs.