March 31, 2011
-- March 28, 2011 – Signal Hill, Calif.- Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach confirms, Mercedes-Benz is planning to offer driver's education with the aim of teaching teenagers the skills and competencies for safe and enjoyable driving through Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy.
Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy is an innovative driver's education approach that reflects the best teaching methods from around the world that is currently being finalized and specifically tailored to the U.S. environment.
"Mercedes-Benz is combining insights and key elements into the program to help our youth become responsible drivers,” said Bob Milner, General Manager of Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach.
The research-based approach is being designed to improve the effectiveness of time spent in the classroom, online, and behind-the-wheel. The goal of the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy is to prepare students for today's driving environment by going beyond basic car control skills and rote learning of traffic rules.
Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy's approach also seeks to achieve greater compliance with policies that have successfully been implemented to increase driver's safety such as the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) rules. The GDL framework provides for compulsory driver's education, combining classroom or online learning, on-road training, mandatory supervised practice, and restricted driving privileges once a novice driver starts driving solo.
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