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Anxiety Reducing Breathing Techniques

March 19, 2017 - 11:38 am

Deep breathing exercises can help you reduce overall anxiety. MDS suggesting practicing these techniques at home to de-stress before driving. If you feel the need to practice deep breathing and you are driving, we suggest finding a safe and well-lit place to park your vehicle first.

Just Breathe: Body Has A Built-In Stress Reliever – NPR
6 Breathing Exercises to Relax in 10 Minutes or Less – TIME
Breathing Techniques for Anxiety – Psychology Today

Safe driving,
-Midway Driving School
“Training designed for nervous adults”

Stay Back! – Tips for driving safely behind a snowplow

March 5, 2017 - 11:35 am

Winter driving means patience. Especially patience on icy roads and behind snowplows. Snowplows travel at slower speeds and have a limited field of view. Make sure to be 5-10 car lengths behind one (according to MnDOT 10 is preferred). Also be prepared for a snowplow to exit/enter the highway frequently or even to cross over a median.

Snowplows are here to make our roads safer! Let’s give them the room they need!

Read more winter tips from MnDOT
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/workzone/winter.html

Safe driving,
-Midway Driving School
“Training designed for nervous adults”

Black Ice – Tips for driving safely on Minnesota’s icy roads

February 12, 2017 - 11:34 am

Ice isn’t always visible on the roadway. When ice is hard to see we call it “Black Ice.” This can happen when precipitation falls and freezes onto the cold pavement or a melt and freeze occurs.

Black Ice and Icy road condition tips:

Slow down
Regardless of the speed limit, drive at a safe speed for icy roads. Go especially slow on bridges, overpasses, and tunnels. These may be icier than other parts of the road due to the air traveling above AND below the road. Also pay special attention to the road in the morning. The air warms faster than the pavement creating icier than expected road conditions.

Give your car space, and avoid braking on the ice
It is much harder to brake on ice, and ice may cause your car to skid. Make sure to give your car more room than you think you need between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. Also, turn off cruise control, so you are more actively engaged as a driver, and can give yourself more time to react and adjust as necessary.

Avoid distractions
Make sure you are ready to focus on the road with both hands on the wheel. Do not use your phone while driving. Texting while driving is both dangerous and illegal in Minnesota.

Read more about black ice from MnDOT
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/workzone/blackice.html

Safe driving,
-Midway Driving School
“Training designed for nervous adults”

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, Brooklyn Center, Burnsville, Champlin, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Cottage Grove, Crystal, Dayton, Duluth, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Hopkins, Fridley, Golden Valley, Inver Grove Heights, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minneapolis, 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, Vadnais Heights, Wayzata, West St Paul, White Bear Lake, Woodbury Zip Code: 55129, Woodbury All Zip Codes Except: 55129

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