It’s prom season, and this year you no longer have the luxury of hiding at home and waiting for it to pass. Those blissful days of walking past prom dresses without cringing at price tags are long gone. There’s no fairy godmother flying in, waving her wand and zapping down the perfect pair of heels. It’s all on you to make sure that your teen gets what she needs for that perfect night
Yes, prom can be a stressful time for parents, and perhaps the most stressful aspect of preparing for your teen’s special night is planning the transportation. If you are looking to avoid renting a limo by chauffeuring your teen to the prom, here are 10 tips to make sure you aren’t embarrassing her and destroying her life.
Major auto manufacturers are eager to tout the latest safety
features that they’ve integrated into their newest models. But diligently
comparing these different features and deciding which is best – well, that can
be undoubtedly confusing.
Two of the automakers best known for safety, Hyundai and Honda, have their own names for their safety suites. Hyundai calls theirs “SmartSense” while Honda dubs theirs “Honda Sensing®.” These safety systems have helped both manufacturers make the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) list of Top Safety Picks each year. Let’s run down the benefits of each and compare SmartSense to Sensing, so you can choose the safest vehicle for you and your family.
Both of these systems are similar: Forward-facing cameras and radars detect obstacles in front of your vehicle and how quickly you are approaching them. First, each system sounds a warning; then, if slowing doesn’t begin, the car automatically begins to brake. Data from IIHS reports that these collision avoidance systems reduce rear-end accidents by 27%.