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Mercedes-Benz to launch LA teen driving school in fall

Mercedes-Benz is launching a free driving school for teens in the fall throughout high schools in Los Angeles.

April 28, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Mercedes-Benz is launching a local driving school for teens in the fall.

The automaker said it will provide a curriculum beyond the minimum required by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

The teen driving program will combine online training, problem-solving exercises in the classroom and 16 hours of behind-the-wheel training so that young drivers learn more than traffic rules and basic car control skills.

The program will be available free of charge at about 20 high schools in the Los Angeles area.

The Associated Press contributed to this story