Since I am a St. Louis car accident lawyer, people often ask me what kind of car their children should drive. For families fortunate enought to be able to get their child a car, I always recommend a used medium sized SUV. For kids buying their own cars, help remind them that bigger is better. Why? Bigger cars and SUVs protect new drivers in accidents. Worry less about gas mileage and more about the number of airbags and metal between other cars and the precious cargo. Look for a car with blind spot warnings and back up cameras.