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.