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What is “The Blind Spot?” And How Can I Manage It?

March 25, 2014 - 7:17 pm

You’ve likely heard the term “blind spot” from other drivers, or a driving instructor. So what is it, exactly? Very simply, a blind spot is any spot on the road that isn’t visible to a driver under normal driving conditions. Usually, it refers to the spaces to the rear of either side of an automobile as its traveling forward.

So, how can we combat this potentially dangerous part of driving? Thankfully, the folks over at the CarTalk.com website created a great step-by-step procedure for helping to mitigate blind spots by adjusting your mirrors. We’ve posted the link below.

Remember though, nothing replaces looking over your shoulder quickly before merging into another lane.

Happy safe driving,
-Midway Driving School

Minnesota Seatbelt Laws Save Lives

September 2, 2013 - 6:46 pm

A few years ago, Minnesota lawmakers took a stand against belt-less drivers. For those special cases where one’s own well-being and safety isn’t a good enough reason to buckle up, now police officers are empowered to pull over Minnesota drivers for the sole purpose of issuing tickets to otherwise law-abiding drivers.

Did their belt-buckling and life-saving plan work? The short answer is yes. The long answer is yeeesssss.

A study done by the University of Minnesota shows that the new law resulted in a 68 fewer deaths and a whopping 320 fewer injuries between 2009 and 2011. That’s a lot of healthy and safe drivers that might not otherwise be on the road.

For more information on the University of Minnesota study, check out this article from Minnesota Public Radio: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/03/26/minnesota-primary-seat-belt-law-study

Happy safe driving, and remember to buckle up!
-Midway Driving School

Pay Special Attention at Intersections!

January 29, 2013 - 10:51 pm

Drivers of all ages should pay special attention at intersections. And a recent study has proved it again. Taking your time to approach the intersection slowly can calm a driver, but it can also mean less accidents.

A recent study reports that bicyclists and drivers are equally to blame for accidents due to not yielding the right-of-way, and “The vast majority of crashes occurred within 50 feet of an intersection.” Minneapolis, has also been voted the “Top Bike-Friendly City” in the US. With bikes and cars sharing the road more and more, everyone needs to take their time and look, follow right-of-way, and show extra caution at the intersections.

Midway Driving School has offered nervous adult behind the wheel driving lessons for more than thirty years. No one knows better how to teach you to be a safe driver, and we’ll be with you every step of the way. Give us a call and set up your first lesson today! Twin Cities (612) 623-4142 – Duluth (218) 626-0123 – Rochester (507) 289-3456

Safe Driving,
– Midway Driving School

The Midway Driving School Difference

December 2, 2012 - 4:27 pm

1. Convenient
We work with your schedule. Driving lessons can be scheduled for Monday-Saturday. You also don’t need to waste time getting dropped off or finding us, we come to you free of charge!

2. Locations
Since we drive to you, we have been able to serve large areas of Minnesota including: Andover, Anoka, Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington Zip Codes: 55420, 55425, Bloomington Zip Codes: 55439, 55438, 55437, 55431, Brooklyn Center, Burnsville, Chaplin, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Cottage Grove, Crystal, Dayton, Duluth, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Fridley, Golden Valley, Inver Grove Heights, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minneapolis All Zip Codes Except 55411, 55412, Minneapolis Zip Codes: 55411, 55412, Minnetonka, Moundsview, New Brighton ,New Hope, North Oaks, Oakdale, Osseo, Plymouth, Prior Lake, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rochester, Rogers, Rosemount, Roseville, Savage, Shakopee, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, St Anthony, St Louis Park, St Paul All Zip Codes Except 55119, 55117, 55106, St Paul Zip Codes: 55119, 55117, 55106, Vadnais Heights, Wayzata, West St Paul, White Bear Lake, Woodbury

3. Experience
Whether you are a homeschooling student, a nervous adult driver, or someone with English as a second language (ESL), we have patient and well-trained instructors that will give you the behind the wheel driving confidence you need. We’ve offered behind the wheel training in Minnesota for over 30 years!

Call us today to set up your first driving appointment!
-Midway Driving School

“Share the Road” – MDOT Campaign to See Pedestrians

October 2, 2012 - 7:00 pm

According to the Star Tribune, pedestrian deaths in 2012 are already at a 5 year high in Minnesota. MDot has decided to launch a “Share the Road” campaign to raise awareness to this deadly, but very reversible trend.

Here are some of their major tips:

1.) “Stop for pedestrians at crosswalks.“
2.) “Watch for pedestrians at all times.”
3.) “Avoid distracted and aggressive driving”

At Midway Driving School, we make sure all our behind-the-wheel drivers understand the importance of safety while driving. Students are trained to actively pay attention to the road without distractions.

MDS serves Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, Rochester areas. We also provide free pick-up for behind-the-wheel lessons. Midway driving school specializes in ESL, Nervous Adult, and Homeschool behind-the-wheel training. Our driver license service includes arranging appointments for our students to use our training cars for their Minnesota license Road Test.

Click here to see if we serve your area and to make an appointment today.

Safe Driving,
Midway Driving School

New Page! All Your FAQ Answered!

November 12, 2011 - 6:55 pm

Check out our new FAQ page here! If you have further questions Contact us.

– Midway Driving School

Website Discount!

July 2, 2011 - 7:46 pm

Mention the website discount for $10 off your first lesson! See our locations and rates here.