Actress Hailee Steinfeld is learning to drive. She has partnered with the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy
(MBDA) to help kick-off National Teen Driver Safety Week. Hailee, a California native, is a student herself having only recently started learning to drive with her 16th birthday coming up in December. The CDC lists a car crash as the number one cause of death amongst adolescents aged 15-20.
Hailee said in a statement, "Driving is a freedom and privilege that many teens take for granted. As I am learning to drive and my friends are too, it has become more of a personal issue for me to help spread the word about safe driving among my peers. I realized I need to do my part in getting the skills needed to make good decisions on the road through more extensive training."
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