ANCHOR LEAD: If someone in your household is heading to college in the coming days and you’re thinking they need a vehicle, Brian Osuch finds out some of the do’s and don’ts of sending your kids to campus with a car. (:59)
SCRIPT: Zero to Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. (MUSIC: Gary Glitter) Summer break is wrapping up and college students are preparing for another year of higher learning. And GM’s James Bell says if this journey includes a car… parents have some things to consider.
CUT: (Bell) Safety is always the first thing I think about when it comes to driving. If it’s your son or daughters freshman year… maybe keep the car at home. The first year is always about testing boundaries and limits and often that’s the year alcohol is first introduced.
SCRIPT: But, if your student does need a car and the college or university allows it, Bell says make sure the vehicle is ready for the new school year.
CUT: (Bell) If you’ve got a student getting ready to go off to school and going to be taking the family car, get it ready for them before they go. And really lets be honest, it’s a safety thing – check the tires, check the brakes, check the hoses, check the belt, check the battery. These are all the things that your kid’s probably not going pay attention to.
SCRIPT: For more, log onto GM-dot-com. That’s Zero-to-Sixty from General Motors. I’m Brian Osuch.
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