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Parents urged to help out their kids to buy a safer more reliable car

Parents are being urged to tip in what they can, and help their children buy a safer first car, in a bid to drive down the road toll.

Younger driver deaths have spiked nationally in the past year and experts are pointing to the types of cars, first time drivers are choosing.

Motoring expert Toby Hagon tells 3AW Breakfast’s Justin and Kate there are a couple of key factors, people should look for.

‘Stability control, which is now mandatory on all new cars, so this can absolutely help you avoid a crash.’

Toby says, ‘It can individually brake wheels to help you control a skid.’

‘The other one is side curtain airbags. They can save your life, if you get t-boned, if you hit a tree, those sorts of things.’

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