Mercedes-Benz Program for Teen Driver Safety Week
Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy (MBDA), the California DMV-certified teen driving school, is once again ramping up efforts in support of keeping teen drivers safe on the road.
To kick-off National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 14 – 20), MBDA along with Impact Teen Drivers and California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Unified School District Police, will hold a distracted driving demonstration at Fairfax High School with the goal of informing and educating young drivers on the importance of being safe behind the wheel.[ Also Read: Mercedes-Benz In-Car Connectivity with mbrace2 ]
During the demonstration, students will gain first-hand experience on the risks of distracted driving. Keeping with this year’s theme of “Share, not Scare”, students will be motivated to make good decisions behind-the-wheel and learn the life-saving benefits of safe driving.[ Also Read: Are Teen Drivers Texting while Driving? ]
Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy has also enlisted the help of Academy Award Nominated Actress Hailee Steinfeld to help kick-off National Teen Driver Safety Week activities to raise awareness around teen driver safety.
Steinfeld, a California native, is a student herself having only recently started learning to drive in anticipation of her sixteenth birthday in December.[ Also Read: Lexus Sports Illustrated Ad Blends Style with Technology ]
“Driving is a freedom and privilege that many teens take for granted,” said Steinfeld. “As I am learning to drive and my friends are too, it has become more of a personal issue for me to help spread the word about safe driving among my peers. I realized I need to do my part in getting the skills needed to make good decisions on the road through more extensive training.”
The new methodologies and approach for Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy are based on findings of European and North American traffic safety experts and institutions, confirming the most effective methods for both teaching and learning in the realm of driver education and training.