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Driver Education

Drive Safe with Community Education

Community Education offers teen driver’s education in partnership with Safeway Driving School. Safeway Driving School has been graduating teen drivers in the Twin Cities area for over 45 years. Safeway’s only focus is creating safe, responsible teen drivers. Classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons emphasize defensive driving techniques tailored for the inexperienced teen driver while targeting to influence the invincible teen attitude. All of Safeway’s instructors are licensed by the Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety.

Classroom instruction prepares the student to take the Minnesota permit test and begin the responsibility of driving. The 30 hours of classroom is structured into 10 independent lessons.If a student misses a lesson, they can make up that exact lesson number at the next session or at one of Safeway’s other locations. Students can take the class at age 14½ but cannot take their permit test until age 15. After class is completed, students who are 15 years old are eligible to take their permit test at any Minnesota exam center.

Parent involvement is required to produce safe, responsible teen drivers. It is critical that parents practice regularly with their student drivers. The state requires that students have a minimum of 50 hours of practice (15 hours at night). The practice time must be recorded on a state-approved Supervised Driving Log and presented at the road test. Safeway offers an in-person Parent Class that qualifies the student for reduced practice time (40 hours/15 hours at night). At a minimum, Safeway strongly encourages parents to review its parent information and watch the online Parent Class videos at www.safewaydrivingschool.com.

Cost of the teen package is $369 and includes the classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons, and all materials. There are no hidden charges or additional fuel surcharges.  Classes are taught in all three of the district high schools. 
Our program includes classroom instruction and 6 hours of Behind the Wheel driving instruction.
To schedule Behind the Wheel sessions directly with Safeway. Please follow the instructions given in class or go to their website: www.safewaydrivingschool.com.



Parents/guardians are encouraged to provide as many additional driving hours with their teen as possible to prepare them to become a safe driver. The driving log must be presented at the time of the road test and submitted with the application for the provisional license.