Freshman year will be the time of your life; you are away from home and all the rules you have ever known, amongst thousands of your peers, and you have the freedom to move about as you please. You will find yourself busy getting acclimated to your HBCUs campus culture and making memories that will last you a lifetime.

As you pack to head off for the year, we encourage you to leave one prized possession behind. It has 4 wheels, a horn, and it is foreign if you’re fancy – your car. Having a car on campus will prevent you from fully embracing life as a freshman and here are five reasons why:

4Car Accidents

There is a reason why insurance companies charge more for those under the age of 25 – this group is proven to be the most irresponsible when behind the wheel of a car. Taking your car with you to campus, where you know you are likely to be surrounded by other “newer” drivers, is not wise. Avoid an accident, leave your car at home.