NHTSA releases ‘5 to Drive’ list for parents of teen drivers

Washington – A new campaign from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asks parents to discuss five critical driving safety behaviors with their teens.

The “5 to Drive” campaign rules are:

  • No texting or talking on a cell phone while driving
  • No additional teen passengers
  • No speeding
  • No alcohol consumption
  • Always wear a safety belt as a driver or passenger

The list is based on the leading contributing factors for fatal crashes that involve teen drivers, according to a NHTSA press release. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of fatalities among 14- to 18-year-olds, the agency stated.

NHTSA announced the campaign during National Teen Driver Safety Week, which ran from Oct. 20 to 26.