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Founded in 1969, Safeway Driving School is currently the largest driving school in Minnesota, instructing over 10,000 teen students last year.

Safeway Driving School is owned locally by Chip Hayssen and Jim and Cindy Thienes. Our 80 licensed instructors include many licensed school teachers and former law enforcement officers.

Safeway is dedicated to providing a professional level of service in both the classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction. Based on AAA’s “Learn to Drive” course, our curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Our vehicles are regularly inspected and maintained to ensure safety. All our vehicles are white with uniform graphics to ensure a high level of safety and security.

After comprehensive reviews that included other local driving schools, 16 community education departments have selected Safeway to provide driving instruction to their community’s teens.

Safeway is fully insured, bonded and licensed by the State of Minnesota. Safeway is a member of the Driving School Association of the Americas and a founding member of the Minnesota Driving School Association. Safeway is also an active participant in Minnesota’s Towards Zero Deaths initiatives.

Safeway Driving School has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Safeway also has top ratings from Angie’s List, Google, Yahoo and Yelp.

Safeway Driving School, Inc. BBB Business Review