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    Chevrolet's Buckle To Drive Encourages Teen Seat Belt Use

    Each week, our veteran radio news journalist, Laura Reynolds, brings interviews with top auto industry execs to CarProUSA. You can hear her latest Auto News shorts right here. In a hurry? Then you'll love these 1-2 minute interview segments.

    Segment Transcript

    I'm Laura Reynolds with CarProUSA.com. Chevrolet Safety Engineer Tricia Morrow reminds parents to use their car’s safety features to keep teen driver’s safe. Morrow: "The 2020 Chevy Traverse has Chevy Safety Assist which is standard on all trim levels. It includes six safety features such as automatic emergency braking, and front pedestrian braking. It also includes Teen Driver which is one of my favorite features,  which helps the parents continue the conversation of safe driving even when your child's you know not with you and it also includes a new feature called Buckle to Drive which is a really strong seatbelt reminder and the feature can actually prevent the driver from shifting out of park if they're not wearing their seatbelt. So again, really stressing the importance of wearing your seatbelt. It really is, regardless of all the other technology in the car, your seatbelt is still you number one safety feature.” For more information about these and other vehicles visit CarProUSA. With today's auto news I'm Laura Reynolds.

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    Chevrolet’s industry-first Buckle to Drive feature is available when the vehicle is in Teen Driver mode. If the vehicle is on and the driver’s seat belt is not buckled, the feature is designed to not allow the driver to shift out of park for up to 20 seconds. When the brake pedal is pressed, the driver will hear an audible alert and see a message in the driver information center that reads “Buckle seat belt to shift.” (Photo by John F. Martin for Chevrolet)