Ideally, a new driver should share a car with other family members, and the car they drive should come equipped with safety features, such as airbags, anti-lock brakes, and traction control. These features are normally in cars 10 years old or newer.

If you’ve got a new driver in your household, you may be tempted to bestow them with their own set of wheels. However, experts say you shouldn’t give them a vehicle of their own right away. Otherwise, they’ll believe that driving is a right and not a privilege to be earned.

New drivers are at the greatest risk of being in an accident in their first six months on the road. Too much freedom and not enough supervision can be a bad thing. Studies show that setting rules and monitoring a new driver in a supportive way may cut their crash risk in half.

You can learn more about teaching your teen about driving by reading these tips.