Learning to drive and to go out on our own is one of the first steps we take as teenagers toward real adulthood and independence. But when we are on the other end of this process — as parents — it can be a lot less exciting and a lot more worrying. That’s why Chevrolet came out with its Teen Driver technology several years ago, preventing bad teen driver habits in real time and providing feedback to parents for coaching later.
The newest addition to the technology is called Buckle to Drive, and — you guessed it — it encourages teen drivers to wear their seat belts in order to drive their Chevy vehicle. This feature will be standard on the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu, Traverse, and Colorado.
“Buckle to Drive is Chevrolet’s latest feature designed to encourage young drivers to develop safe driving habits right from the start,” said Tricia Morrow, Chevrolet safety engineer. “Buckle to Drive is embedded in Chevrolet’s Teen Driver system and is aimed at helping remind teens to buckle up every time they get behind the wheel.”
If you are a parent driving one of these vehicles, you must turn on Teen Driver to activate the Buckle to Drive feature. The system will then detect if your teen driver is not wearing their seat belt and will alert the driver when this happens, forcing the driver to put it on before continuing.
Visit H&H Chevy today to check out a vehicle equipped with Chevrolet’s teen-friendly Buckle to Drive technology.