Our science-based approach for learning to drive is both comprehensive and fun, including interactive and insightful online learning.
One reason why new drivers are at risk is they are often suddenly exposed to a wide range of scenarios for which they have had no training or prior experience.
Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy for New Drivers addresses this issue through a variety of tools:
- e-learning (new driver risk scenarios)
- risk profiling (online personal risk assessment)
- driver logbook
Online Training Modules
The Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy for New Drivers curriculum includes a series of online training modules that are included with our full Graduated Licensing Course and also available for separate study. These modules can be completed in the comfort of your home, and cover the basics of driving from quiet residential streets to busy freeways. Modules also discuss impaired and distracted driving, night driving and dealing with hazardous weather conditions. There’s even one module that is full of parking tips! At the end of each module there is a quiz so that students can test their understanding of the material they’ve covered.
It’s in our DNA – a focus on higher learning
In addition to a focus on traditional driver training themes (understanding the rules of the road, vehicle control skills, driving in traffic), the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy for New Drivers ensures that our learners:
- Receive insight into typical high-risk new driver scenarios and advice about how to deal with them (e-learning)
- Obtain feedback on how their individual personality traits may increase crash risk (personal risk assessment)
- Develop greater road awareness and decision-making skills through in-car coaching
- Acquire the most benefit from high-volume supervised driving practice during their learner period
Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy for New Drivers has an all-encompassing driver training and education approach that takes into account best practice recommendations from the scientific community in order to better prepare new drivers for a lifetime of safe, responsible and enjoyable driving.
Driver Logbook for driving lessons and supervised driving practice
Each student will have their own personal driver logbook where they can record their progress and self-ratings from formal driving lessons and informal supervised driving practice.
The logbook will also help parents keep track of the student’s driver training and ensure they receive enough supervised practice.
The logbook will record all of the student’s driving practice and serves to highlight areas of driving to which the student has not yet been exposed (different weather conditions, traffic densities, trip lengths, road types, etc).
Personal Risk Assessment
The safety of a new driver depends on a number of factors. These include previous training, the amount of experience and a wide range of potential risks. In addition, a person’s driving style is also heavily influenced by their personality and character traits. For example, consider the driving style of a person who is naturally very calm, and then compare that to a driver who tends to be very impatient.
For this reason, the cornerstone of our driver education philosophy focuses on how each individual’s personality may influence their driving behaviour.
For more information, visit our Personal Risk Assessment page.