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Driver's Education -
Winter/Spring 2021

Roseville Area Schools Community Education is pleased to announce a new partnership with Safeway Driving School. Safeway has been graduating safe teen drivers in the Twin Cities area for over 50 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. Students can take the class at age 14 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. The permit test is not provided during the class.

Classroom is conducted through distance learning using a secure Zoom platform. The State of Minnesota requires a face-to-face platform, which requires that students have a video camera and audio capabilities on their devices. Students will be required to be in front of the camera and interactive for the full three-hour class.

Safeway will be emailing the classroom handouts and 2020 MN Driver’s Manual in pdf format for printing. Materials will also be available for pick-up at the Roseville Community Education office or Safeway’s Roseville office.

Parents/guardians will be required to complete Safeway’s Account Verification. Safeway will be sending out an email before class begins that gives detailed information about how to login to the student’s Safeway account to verify and complete contact information and to review and acknowledge the Service Agreement.

Behind-the-wheel instruction includes six hours of driving in three, two-hour private lessons. All driving is done in a Safeway car on city streets, highways and freeways with a responsible, licensed Safeway instructor. Students have one year after completing classroom to finish their behind-the-wheel lessons. Safeway’s website has a description of the curriculum and scheduling information.

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.

Parent Classes are offered monthly through a secure Zoom platform. This class is not required but qualifies the parent to receive a certificate that allows their student reduced practice time (from 50 to 40 hours). Parents can sign up for a Parent Class on Safeway’s website. 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 $385 and includes the classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons. Pay in full upon registration or choose the payment plan: $235 payable to Community Education upon registration and $150 (two payments of $75 each) payable to Safeway at the behind-the-wheel lessons. 

For information on the program or curriculum, call Safeway Driving School at 651 351-9150.

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Instructor

Safeway Driving School - Cindy Thienes


Safeway has been graduating safe teen drivers in the Twin Cities area for over 50 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.

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  Safeway Driving School - Cindy Thienes


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Mon-Thu, Mar 15 - Mar 31
3:45 - 6:45 PM

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  Safeway Driving School - Cindy Thienes


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3:45 - 6:45 PM

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  Safeway Driving School - Cindy Thienes


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