CALABASAS (CBS) — Teen drivers will get a graphic dose of reality Monday, as Safe Teen Driving Week kicks off in California.

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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.

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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.

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Roughly two-thirds of teens who die in traffic collisions are passengers, according to Hemsworth.