General Motors is considering expanding it Buckle to Drive feature, used when a vehicle is in Teen Driver mode, to be added to more products, while expanding across the entire GM portfolio. According to Tricia Morrow, GM Safety Strategy Engineer, the system will undergo some changes to make it more effective and hasn’t ruled out being expanded to require front seat passengers to comply with buckling up as well. It is estimated the expanded system will be functional in the next few years. Russ Rader, senior vice president with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), applauded the development. “GM deserves kudos for taking this step. Lack of belt use is one of our biggest unsolved safety problems.”

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