Mercedes Benz is going to open its first driving academy for teens. It is due to open in October of 2011 in Los Angeles. Hey Mercedes why not open in Long Beach? Long Beach is not as congested as Los Angeles and its a lot more driver friendly than LA. I go to many business events in LA and I always dread driving through a 10 to 20 mile long parking lot. I would like to see more big companies move their high profile public relations bait out of the city of Los Angeles and into venues that are easier for vehicle operators. In this case I am thinking of the parents of those teens. There are cities that would work as well as Long Beach but Long Beach may be ideal because of its location and its size. Long Beach is pretty much central to both the city of Los Angeles and Orange County. I’m sure both of these are large markets for Mercedes Benz.