Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center

Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center

Founded in 1974, the Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center (MHSRC) caters to developing drivers in all vehicle classes through year-round programs that provide drivers with the opportunity to experience real-life scenarios in a controlled environment.

Our 55+ program is MN Dept of Public Safety approved.

  • Certified instructors throughout Minnesota.
  • Online or classroom option.
  • Crash data trends.
  • Defensive driving tips and changes in laws.
  • Vehicle technology and the latest traffic safety information.
Participants 55+ will earn at least a 10% discount on their existing auto insurance. This discount can be maintained by taking a 4 hr refresher course every 3 yrs.

Behind the wheel classes. Why train with the best?
  • Full time, nationally certified instructors.
  • Fleet of instructional vehicles.
  • Courses offered year around.
  • Free PIT refresher with EVOC, after PIT certification.
  • Assistance with Pursuit/PIT policy development.
  • Ride along evaluations and follow-up services.

Advanced Driving Skills/Bus/Fleet/Snow Plow

1.5 hours of classroom and 5.5 hours of in vehicle. Perfect for anyone who drives for their profession.


Tailored to the Fire and EMS industry. Explore industry trends and challenges along with a review of current standards and MN Statutes.
Offered as open enrollment or customized for entire departments. Classroom instruction will be reinforced with skills based exercises.

Law Enforcement

The EVOC, PIT and Night PIT meet and exceed the minimum standards established by the POST Board.

Public Advanced Driving Skills

These behind the wheel courses are offered to the public and are open to all age groups.

Violator/Court Ordered Defensive Driver

This is an 8 hr awareness level course for persons who are court ordered or in a citation forgiveness or diversion program.

Why train with the best? "Where High Quality Training Does Not COST…It SAVES!"