The mission of the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy for New Drivers is to help make Canadian roads safer by incorporating the latest research-based methods of teaching new drivers the skills and techniques necessary for a lifetime of safe and enjoyable driving.
About Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy for New Drivers
Mercedes-Benz invented the automobile, and a steadfast commitment to innovation has allowed the company to consistently develop some of the most sophisticated safety features available in passenger cars today.
These pioneering systems combine all elements of active and passive safety to provide exemplary protection to vehicle occupants and other road users, but no system can ever replace proper safe driving techniques. This is why Mercedes-Benz established a certified driving school to offer advanced driver education to equip new drivers with the skills, experience and confidence necessary for a lifetime of safe driving.
The Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy for New Drivers offers a full spectrum of training that delves well beyond basic car control and the fundamental rules and traffic regulations. Through a carefully-planned combination of classroom, in-car, and online education and training, novice drivers will learn the numerous skills, core competencies, and defensive driving techniques that are crucial for safe and enjoyable motoring. The comprehensive services we offer include:
- Interactive theory sessions
- Engaging online modules
- Night and highway driving lessons
- Collision avoidance training and personal risk assessment
- Vehicle safety workshops
- Lessons in Mercedes-Benz vehicles
- Pick-up and Drop-off Service*
*Within our service area. Please contact Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy for New Drivers for details.
History of our Driving School
Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy for New Drivers opened in Canada in March 2013. Beginning with only 7 instructors and serving just 6 locations in the Lower Mainland our opening year, we have now expanded to 14 instructors and 8 locations, including an expansion to Kelowna in 2015. With just over 500 students our first year, we have continued to grow to over 2300 students in 2016, providing state-of-the art driver training to drivers of all ages and experience levels. Our oldest registered student was 87!
Through our unique coaching method, based on practices developed by the HERMES Project in Europe, we continue to offer exceptional driver training and education on the road, driving course, classroom, and online, with the persistent aim to prepare new drivers for a lifetime of safe and confident driving behind the wheel.