Teen Karter Tazio Torregiani to Promote Safe Driving Among Teens Through His Racing
15 years old International kart racer Tazio Torregiani is endorsing the “5 to Drive” campaign, to encourage teen drivers to always set the rules before they hit the road.
Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens? The “5 to Drive” campaign was launched during Teen Driver Safety Week in 2013, and it addresses the five most dangerous and deadly behaviors for teen drivers.
The “5 to Drive” rules for teen drivers are:
1. No Phones.
2. No Alcohol.
3. No Speeding.
4. No extra passengers.
5. Buckle Up.
“When I race, I know how important it is to focus, and have both hands on the wheel. On the street you don’t have a helmet, there are many trees, and you are surrounded with distractions, so it’s very important for us teens to take driving very seriously. We are hoping that the ‘5 to Drive’ campaign will get the word out to all teen drivers and passengers alike, and reduce the fatal crashes” commented Tazio, who looks forward to getting his driver’s license soon.
The Stamford High School sophomore has been racing karts since he was six years old, from Las Vegas to Bahrain, and has won many times, including several times at the National level. He is also a recent Skip Barber Racing School graduate in a formula 2000 race car. Thanks to many of his supporters, on November 23, Tazio will be racing at the SuperNationals in Las Vegas, the largest kart race in North America, with International recognition.
To support Tazio go to: www.gofundme.com/taziokarting
NHTSA’s website www.safercar.gov/parents/teendriving has detailed information and statistics about the five rules designed to help save the lives of teen drivers.