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The Opportunity

The Story

Serious Driver Training

Timely Growth Opportunities

SafeWay Driving is revolutionizing the driver training industry and you have the opportunity to drive your dreams with a proven leader.

Leveraging 42 years of successful operation and the experience from training over 250,000 in-car drivers, SafeWay Driving has recently modernized the driver training business model and is looking for qualified Strategic-Partners to grow across Texas.

Our unique and efficient operating model allows you the opportunity to be on your own without being alone. You can make a positive difference in your community and your income by implementing our proven, technology-driven systems and utilizing your time to spread the SafeWay Driving story throughout your neighborhoods.

  • No industry experience required
  • Low entry level investment
  • No expensive facility required
  • Minimal number of employees
  • Paper-free working environment
  • No inventory, shrinkage or theft
  • Simplified operations
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Virtual and Efficient

Customer Centered

Our franchise business model revolves around our SafeWay Driving customers. In fact, everything we do is deliberately designed to deliver the very best in driver training services to our customers, therefore providing our franchisees and our system the opportunity to build a sustainable business. The SafeWay Driving franchise business model is both modern and efficient, designed exclusively to provide you the necessary support to optimize your School Zone opportunities. Our virtual approach and best-in-class technology allows you to manage most of your business from your iPad, eliminating the need for an expensive storefront.

Your School Zone

A School Zone is a specific geographic area that defines the market boundaries for developing business in your community. School Zones are taken directly from the demographic studies provided by public school districts for high schools, both existing and future. A single School Zone will include one primary public high school, middle schools and possibly a variety of private schools within its boundaries. All School Zones will be awarded on a first-qualify, first-served basis.

The Franchisee Role

Your role as a franchisee and strategic-partner of SafeWay Driving, is divided into three main areas:

1. Community: The franchisees’ primary role in the business model is that of community advocate or marketer, connecting with key influencers in their School Zone schools, churches and businesses to heighten neighborhood families’ awareness of their franchise and help drive customers to the business.
2. Instruction: The franchisees’ secondary role is to focus on hiring people we train into high quality instructors and making sure they execute instruction according to the SafeWay Driving System. Each of these instructors will be trained through SafeWay University and start with all the skills necessary to succeed.
3. Execution: Successful execution of any franchise business requires following the system. At SafeWay Driving, that means partnering with our team of professionals, following the SafeWay Driving Franchise Operations Manual and diligently utilizing our web-based operating system known as Drive Center.

Model Support Components

The SafeWay Driving Administrative Team has developed a comprehensive system to assist you in the operations of your business and support our franchise business model. We continually monitor and improve our operating systems to insure our leadership role in the driver training industry. Our franchise business model consists of eight key components, all designed to support your School Zone.

Training at SafeWay University

SafeWay University is the epicenter of training and certification for all SafeWay Driving instructors and franchisees as well as the ongoing development of online and in-car curriculum. All of SafeWay U's primary training courses are licensed by the state and most are available through our online learning management system 24/7/365.

Online instructor training video.

In-car training video.

Protected School Zones

SafeWay Driving franchises are awarded by School Zones. School Zones are ranked according to state projected attendance figures and calculated on a “per car” basis. Across Texas, the average School Zone is a “3 Car” market area. That means that specific School Zones should be performing at a consistent level that requires a franchisee to have three cars available to effectively process his or her customers. School Zones can be as small as “1 Car” or as large as “6 Car” depending on the population density, income, growth and competition in that School Zone area.

Priced By The Car

SafeWay Driving Franchises are priced per car by the number of cars required to process the full potential of the School Zone (market area). The number of cars are pre-determined by SafeWay Administration by considering factors such as population of school, private schools located in the School Zone, existing competition and demographics. And there is no additional franchise fee charged for car growth beyond the original School Zone size.

Capital Requirement

SafeWay Driving has a very efficient financial operating model with a much lower front end investment than most high quality franchise offerings. Since you are not required to have a physical building presence from the beginning and your Operating Costs are tied to revenue generation, your initial investment will range from a low of $56,575 for a 1 Car School Zone to a high of $158,350 for a 3 Car School Zone.

1 Car School Zone: Initial Investment Approximately $56,575
  • Franchise Fee: $35,000 (Included in $56,575)
  • Standard Royalty Fee: 7% (subject to minimum payments)
  • Marketing & Advertising Fee: 2% Local / 3% State
  • Minimum Cash/Liquid Assets: $75,000
  • Minimum Net Worth: $150,000
3 Car School Zone: Initial Investment Approximately $158,350
  • Franchise Fee: $105,000 (Included in $158,350)
  • Standard Royalty Fee: 7% (subject to minimum payments)
  • Marketing & Advertising Fee: 2% Local / 3% State
  • Minimum Cash/Liquid Assets: $200,000
  • Minimum Net Worth: $250,000

*Total franchise fee is payable up-front. Cars are added as needed for market growth.
**There is NO ADDITIONAL FRANCHISE FEE for cars added beyond initial School Zone size.

INVESTMENTS INCLUDE:

Protected School Zones
Initial Franchisee Training at SafeWay University
  • Technology
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Planning
Initial Instructor Training at SafeWay University
(1 per car)
  • Drivers Education Course 1
  • Drivers Education Course 2
  • S.A.F.E. Certification
  • Professional License Submitted to the State of Texas
Officially Equipped SafeWay Driving
Training Vehicle(s)
  • Ride Side Instructor Brake
  • Special Training Mirrors
  • GPS Technology
  • Graphic Wrap
  • Training Equipment (Cones/Poles/Goggles/Cushion)
Proprietary SafeWay Driving
Technology System
  • Drive Center Operating System
  • Online Learning Management Systems for Teens and Adults
  • SafeWay Driving Website Access
  • SafeWay Training Videos Access
Proprietary SafeWay Driving System™ Curriculum
  • Teen Online Curriculum
  • Adult Online Curriculum
  • Behind-the-Wheel Training Curriculum
  • Instructor Training Online Curriculum
iPad (1 per car pre-loaded with Drive Center software)
SafeWay Shirts (2 per Franchisee & Instructor)
Franchise Operations Manual
Franchise Marketing Manual

School Zones Available

Opportunities in your Community

School Zone growth opportunities are available all across Texas. We have only recently launched our franchise offering so there are a number of choice areas available that need the cultivation of a SafeWay Driving Strategic-Partner who knows their respective community.

Look at the list below to review the opportunities available in your area and if you do not see the School Zone(s) you are interested in or have further questions, please call us immediately at 832.554.0966.

Available School Zones

Texas

Select School Zone
Greater Houston Area
  • Bellaire

    • Bellaire HS (Houston ISD) Awarded
    • Lamar HS (Houston ISD) Awarded
  • Cypress

    • Cy-Fair HS (Cy-Fair ISD)
    • Cypress Creek HS (Cy-Fair ISD)
    • Cypress Falls HS (Cy-Fair ISD)
    • Cypress Lakes HS (Cy-Fair ISD)
    • Cypress Ranch HS (Cy-Fair ISD) Awarded
    • Cypress Ridge HS (Cy-Fair ISD)
    • Cypress Springs HS (Cy-Fair ISD)
    • Cypress Woods HS (Cy-Fair ISD)
    • Jersey Village HS (Cy-Fair ISD)
  • Friendswood

    • Friendswood HS (Friendswood ISD)
  • Humble/Kingwood

    • Atascocita HS (Humble ISD)
    • Kingwood HS (Humble ISD)
    • Kingwood Park HS (Humble ISD)
  • Katy

    • Cinco Ranch HS (Katy ISD) Awarded
    • Katy HS (Katy ISD) Awarded
    • Katy Taylor HS (Katy ISD) Awarded
    • Mayde Creek HS (Katy ISD) Awarded
    • Morton Ranch HS (Katy ISD) Awarded
    • Seven Lakes HS (Katy ISD) Awarded
    • Tomkins HS (Katy ISD) Awarded
  • Klein/1960

    • Klein HS (Klein ISD)
    • Klein Collins HS (Klein ISD) Awarded
    • Klein Forest HS (Klein ISD)
    • Klein Oak HS (Klein ISD)
  • Pearland

    • Pearland HS (Pearland ISD)
  • Spring

    • Spring HS (Spring ISD)
  • Spring Branch

    • Memorial HS (Spring Branch ISD)
    • Stratford HS (Spring Branch ISD)
  • Missouri City/Sugarland

    • Clements HS (Fort Bend ISD) Awarded
    • Dulles HS (Fort Bend ISD)
    • Kempner HS (Fort Bend ISD)
    • Ridge Point HS (Fort Bend ISD) Awarded
    • Stephen F. Austin HS (Fort Bend ISD)
  • The Woodlands

    • Oak Ridge HS (Conroe ISD) Awarded
    • Woodlands HS (Conroe ISD) Awarded
    • Woodlands College Park HS (Conroe ISD) Awarded

* SafeWay Driving is growing! Listings shown are subject to change. If you do not see the area you are interested in or have further questions, please call us today at 832.554.0966 or scroll down on this page to complete your Request Information form.

Greater Dallas Area
  • Allen

    • Allen HS (Allen ISD)
  • Colleyville

    • Colleyville Heritage HS (Grapevine-Colleyville ISD)
  • Coppell

    • Coppell HS (Coppell ISD)
  • Dallas

    • Highland Park HS (Dallas ISD)
    • Hillcrest HS (Dallas ISD)
    • W.T. White HS (Dallas ISD)
    • Woodrow Wilson HS (Dallas ISD)
  • Flower Mound

    • Flower Mound HS (Flower Mound ISD)
    • Marcus HS (Flower Mound ISD)
  • Frisco

    • Centennial HS (Frisco ISD)
    • Frisco HS (Frisco ISD)
    • Heritage HS (Frisco ISD)
    • Liberty HS (Frisco ISD)
    • Lone Star HS (Frisco ISD)
    • Wakeland HS (Frisco ISD)
  • McKinney

    • McKinney Boyd HS (McKinney ISD)
    • McKinney HS (McKinney ISD)
    • McKinney North HS (McKinney ISD)
  • Plano

    • Clark HS (Plano ISD)
    • Jaspar HS (Plano ISD)
    • McMillen HS (Plano ISD)
    • Shepton HS (Plano ISD)
    • Vines HS (Plano ISD)
    • Williams HS (Plano ISD)
  • Southlake

    • Carroll HS (Carroll ISD)

* SafeWay Driving is growing! Listings shown are subject to change. If you do not see the area you are interested in or have further questions, please call us today at 832.554.0966 or scroll down on this page to complete your Request Information form.

Austin
  • Austin

    • Anderson HS (Austin ISD)
    • Austin HS (Austin ISD) Awarded
    • Bowie HS (Austin ISD)
    • LASA HS (Austin ISD)
    • McCallum HS (Austin ISD)
  • Cedar Park

    • Cedar Park HS (Leander ISD)
    • Leander HS (Leander ISD)
    • Rouse HS (Leander ISD)
    • Vandegrift HS (Leander ISD)
    • Vista Ridge HS (Leander ISD)
  • Dripping Springs

    • Dripping Springs HS (Dripping Springs ISD)
  • Georgetown

    • East View HS (Georgetown ISD)
    • Georgetown HS (Georgetown ISD)
  • Lake Travis

    • Lake Travis HS (Lake Travis ISD)
  • Round Rock

    • Cedar Ridge HS (Round Rock ISD)
    • McNeil HS (Round Rock ISD)
    • Round Rock HS (Round Rock ISD)
    • Westwood HS (Round Rock ISD)
  • Westlake

    • Westlake HS (Eanes ISD) Awarded

* SafeWay Driving is growing! Listings shown are subject to change. If you do not see the area you are interested in or have further questions, please call us today at 832.554.0966 or scroll down on this page to complete your Request Information form.

San Antonio
  • Alamo Heights

    • Alamo Heights HS (Alamo Heights ISD)
  • Boerne

    • Boerne HS (Boerne ISD)
    • Samuel V. Champion HS (Boerne ISD)
  • Canyon

    • Canyon HS (Comal ISD)
    • Smithson Valley HS (Comal ISD)
  • North East

    • Churchill HS (North East ISD)
    • Johnson HS (North East ISD)
    • MacArthur HS (North East ISD)
    • Madison HS (North East ISD)
    • Reagan HS (North East ISD)
  • Northside

    • Brandeis HS (Northside ISD)
    • Brennan HS (Northside ISD)
    • Clark HS (Northside ISD)
    • Jay HS (Northside ISD)
    • Marshall HS (Northside ISD)
    • O’Connor HS (Northside ISD)
    • Taft HS (Northside ISD)
    • Warren HS (Northside ISD)
  • Fort Sam Houston

    • Robert G. Cole HS (FSH ISD)
  • Medina

    • Medina HS (Medina ISD)
  • Navarro

    • Navarro HS (Navarro ISD)
  • New Braunfels

    • New Braunfels HS (New Braunfels ISD)
  • Randolph

    • Randolph HS (Randolph Field ISD)
  • San Antonio

    • Fox Technical HS (San Antonio ISD)
  • Schertz

    • Samuel Clemens HS (SCUC ISD)

* SafeWay Driving is growing! Listings shown are subject to change. If you do not see the area you are interested in or have further questions, please call us today at 832.554.0966 or scroll down on this page to complete your Request Information form.

Beaumont
  • Beaumont

    • West Brook HS (Beaumont ISD)
  • Bridge City

    • Bridge City HS (Bridge City ISD)
  • LCM

    • Little Cypress-Mauriceville HS (LCM ISD)
  • Lumberton

    • Lumberton HS (Lumberton ISD)
  • Nederland

    • Nederland HS (Nederland ISD)
  • Orangefield

    • Orangefield HS (Round Rock ISD)
  • PNG

    • Port Neches-Groves (PNG ISD)

* SafeWay Driving is growing! Listings shown are subject to change. If you do not see the area you are interested in or have further questions, please call us today at 832.554.0966 or scroll down on this page to complete your Request Information form.

Bryan-College Station
  • Bryan

    • Bryan HS (Bryan ISD) Awarded
    • Rudder HS (Bryan ISD)
  • College Station

    • A&M Consolidated HS (College Station ISD)
    • College Station HS (College Station ISD) Awarded

* SafeWay Driving is growing! Listings shown are subject to change. If you do not see the area you are interested in or have further questions, please call us today at 832.554.0966 or scroll down on this page to complete your Request Information form.

Approval Process

The Road to Your SafeWay Franchise

Being awarded a SafeWay Driving franchise is no small accomplishment. We are as selective about our Strategic-Partners as our Strategic-Partners are about the franchise they want to be associated with, so it is a two-way qualification process we take very seriously. We have mapped the qualification process out in “The Road to Your SafeWay Franchise.”

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