Students may start driving classes at age 14 1/2, take the Knowledge Test and obtain their Instruction Permit at age 15, and take the Road Test and obtain their Provisional License at age 16. To be eligible to take the Road Test, students must have had their Instruction Permit for a minimum of six months.The Driver's Education Program is divided into two phases:Classroom PhaseThis phase includes the required 30 hours of classroom instruction that prepares the student to take the Minnesota permit test and to take on the responsibility of driving. Classes are offered at North Campus. If a lesson is missed, a make-up lesson can be arranged with the instructor at either the next White Bear session or at another of Safeway's classroom locations.Behind-the-Wheel PhaseAfter students pass the permit test, they are required to complete six hours of driving lessons. The lessons are provided in three, two-hour lessons. The lessons are one-on-one instruction with instructors licensed through the MN Dept. of Public Safety. Students can be picked up from and dropped off at home, school or work. Detailed information about scheduling the behind-the-wheel lessons will be provided.Parent InvolvementParents play a critical role in teen driving process. Safeway encourages parents to attend a parent class or view the online Parent Class videos available to registered students at www.safewaydrivingschool.com. The videos detail Safeway's teen program, GDL requirements, and tips for driving with newly-permitted driver's.Fees$375 per student includes classroom instruction, materials and behind-the-wheel training. Permit and road exam fees are not included.NEW PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS: Option 1: 1 payment of $375
Option 2: 2 payments of $187.50 (automatic deduction)
Option 3: 3 payments of $125 (automatic deduction)
*Can't Make Every Lesson?If you miss a lesson, you are responsible for making up that exact lesson number. You can attend any Safeway classroom or any community education program to make up a missed lesson with one proviso: if the class is marked "Class Full" on Safeway's website , please do not attend that class because there might not be room for you. If I'm late for a class or need to leave early, is that okay?We cannot allow students into the classroom more than five minutes late. You cannot leave early from a class. If you need to miss a class for any reason, that’s fine. We have plenty of opportunities for you to make up the class.