Chevrolet is Taking Teen Driving to the Next Level with Buckle to Drive Feature

As we roll along into the new decade, finding new ways to think about driving is more important than ever. Chevrolet's Teen Driver function was originally released back in 2015, and now half a decade later it's getting a revolutionary new feature that will add a layer of safety that no other teen driver function has used before; Buckle to Drive.

The new feature will come standard on the 2020 Chevy Traverse, Malibu, and Colorado and it works like this:

  • When the vehicle has Teen Driver mode on, and the driver doesn't have their seat belt, buckled, shifting out of park will not be possible for up to 20 seconds.
  • If the driver presses down on the brake pedal, an audible alert will activate, and you'll get a message that reads "Buckle seat belt to shift" in the driver information display.

One of the biggest reasons for the implementation of this feature is that teen drivers have the lowest rates of seat belt use of any driver demographics, which have resulted in auto accidents being the number one cause of death for teens in the US, according to the Center for Disease Control.

Buckle to Drive adds to an already impressive suite of features in Chevy's Teen Driver technology, which is headlined by an in-vehicle report card that helps parents teach their children safer driving habits. Parents can also limit the speed level of their vehicle, and active safety features such as Forward Collision Alert are automatically turned on.

Buckle to Drive will release later this summer alongside the new 2020 Chevy Traverse, Malibu, and Colorado.

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