FAQ’S

What is the purpose of the class? Re-educate you on driving safely and respectfully in an attempt to change your behavior. It may help you avoid a ticket or fine on your driving record, and for some, jail time.

What is the cost and how do I pay? $95.00, paid at registration by credit or debit card or $100 cash at the classroom.

What if I don’t have a credit card? You can mail a money order but it must be received before the class date.

Where is the class held? The class is held about two miles from the courthouse at 5801 Neal Av N, Stillwater, MN 55082.  It is in the Safeway Driving School building in the Kowalski’s Shopping Center in Suite 5813

Is DWSR associated with Safeway Driving School? No. DWSR rents the classroom space from Safeway. Do not contact Safeway for any reason.

How do I get additional information about DWSR? You can email Jim@DWSR.org or call 651-800-5488 during normal business hours. You must leave a message to receive a call back.

What if I cannot make the class I registered for?  If you notify us 24 hours before the class, you can either move to another class or we will refund $75.00 ($20 retained for admin fee). If you miss the class without notifying us, there will be no refund, but you can still come to a future class.

Are there any discounts?  No.

Do I have to bring anything?  You have to bring identification – driver’s license, school ID, etc.

If the class is full, do you have a wait list? Yes, we will call you if there is a cancellation.

How long is the class and are there any breaks? 3 hours with one 10 minute break

Can I be late or leave early? No. The door is locked once the class starts. The full three hours are required to receive the certificate.

Can I attend if I am less than 18 years old?  Yes and you may be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge for the additional person.

If the weather is bad, do you cancel class? Unless we call you, the class will be held as scheduled.

Do I have to talk in the class?  No, but you must be paying attention.

Will I have to tell everyone what I did?  No, that is your private matter.

Will it be really boring?  The class will be boring only if you choose to see it that way. This class, like driving, is about attitude as much as information. The material is delivered through PowerPoint lecture, videos and discussion.

During class, can I text, talk, read emails, update my Face Book page while in class? No. Zero tolerance on this issue. You may retake the class if you choose to violate this rule.

Can I sleep or have my head down? No, you are required to listen and pay attention during the class.

Can I have food and drink in the classroom? Yes, as long as you clean up after yourself.

What will I get at the end? Knowledge that will help save your or someone else’s life, plus a Certificate of Completion for the courts.

Who is the instructor? Your instructor is licensed both as a Peace Officer and as a Driving Instructor by the State of Minnesota.