CALABASAS (CBS) — Teen drivers will get a graphic dose of reality Monday, as Safe Teen Driving Week kicks off in California.READ MORE: 'When I Finally Got To Be Elvira, That's When My Life Calmed Down': Mistress Of The Dark Peels Back The Curtain
Students at Calabasas High School will participate in a free safety seminar provided by the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy.
The teens will drive through a course both with and without disruptions, so they can tangibly experience the effects of distracted driving.READ MORE: News Conference Wednesday In ‘Rust’ Shooting Death Of Halyna Hutchins
The vehicles to be used in the exercises are equipped with an additional safety brake and throttle, so a certified driver can intervene if necessary.
Former LAPD officer and chief driving instructor Marc Hemsworth says the seminar will emphasize the importance of making good decisions.MORE NEWS: Jan. 6 Committee To Subpoena Former Chapman Law Professor John Eastman
Roughly two-thirds of teens who die in traffic collisions are passengers, according to Hemsworth.