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Keeping Teen Drivers Safer Behind The Wheel



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ANCHOR LEAD: There’s a spike in car accidents the week after Daylight Saving Time. Now is a perfect time for parents to chat with their teens about safe driving habits. Brian Osuch has more. (:60) SCRIPT: Zero-to-Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. Car crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths. Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide says a number of those fatalities happened because teens forgot to do one thing… CUT: (Carr) 25,000 teens, both passengers as well as drivers lose their lives in a vehicle each and every single year. And then half of those cases, a teen is not wearing a seatbelt. SCRIPT: Accidents often occur because of distractions, like mobile phones and tablets along with fellow passengers. But, Safety Engineer for Chevrolet, MaryAnn Beebe says they have technology in place to help save some lives. CUT: (Beebe) We developed a feature called Teen Driver. And this is a tool that automatically mutes the radio until the driver and front passenger are belted. This is one way to encourage them to buckle up. And when you start the vehicle with the teen driver key, it will automatically turns on the advanced safety features that are on the vehicle - like Side Blind Zone Alert or Forward Collision Alerts. SCRIPT: For more information, go to Chevrolet.com. That’s Zero-to-Sixty from Chevrolet.
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