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Pennsylvania Driver’s Education Classes

Driver’s education is not required as prerequisite to getting a Pennsylvania driver’s license, but it is offered in many parts of the state and it is important. New drivers who choose not to take a driver’s education course must wait until age 18 to get a driver’s license and must have 50 hours of supervised driving experience with their parent or guardian.

The easier, and often safer, way to qualify for a license is to take a local driver’s education course. Typically, these courses involve 30 hours of classroom or online training and 6 or more hours of on the road driving time. The on the road driving time counts toward the 50 hours of minimum supervised driving time required to obtain a license.

How to Choose a Driver’s Education Course

When you are considering which local driver’s education course to choose for yourself or your child, consider:

  1. The driving school’s years in business;
  2. The driving school’s success rate in getting students licensed on the first try;
  3. The number of hours spent with an instructor on the road;
  4. The number of hours spent in the classroom or in a virtual (online) classroom;
  5. The price; and
  6. Other special considerations such as other languages spoken if you do not speak English well, or whether the school has worked with students with disabilities in the past if your child is disabled or qualifies for special education.

Where to Find a Pennsylvania Driver’s Education Class

The Pennsylvania Department of Education approves Pennsylvania Driver’s Education Programs. Some of the approved programs include:

Lehigh County Driver’s Education Programs including
Allentown Driver’s Education Programs and Bethlehem Driver’s Education Programs

  • Advance Driving School
  • Carbon Lehigh IU 21
  • East Penn SD
  • Good Shepherd Rehab Hospital
  • Parkland SD
  • Southern Lehigh SD
  • Walter’s School of Driving

Northampton County Driver’s Education programs
including Easton Driver’s Education Programs and Bethlehem Driver’s Education Programs

  • ABE
  • Bethlehem Area SD
  • Bethlehem Catholic High School
  • Colonial IU
  • David A. Moyer
  • Good News
  • Moravian Academy Upper School
  • Nazareth Area SD
  • Northampton Area SD
  • Notre Dame HS
  • Pen Argyl Area SD
  • Wilson Area SD

Dauphin County Driver’s Education Programs
including Harrisburg Driver’s Education Programs

  • A-1 Gephart’s
  • Central Dauphin SD
  • Dauphin County Technical School
  • Derry Township SD
  • Gails
  • Hailfax Area SD
  • Harrisburg City SD
  • Lower Dauphin SD
  • Middletown Area SD
  • Millersburg Area SD
  • Milton Hershey School
  • Road Rules
  • Shield Driving School
  • Shepherd’s
  • Steelton-Highspire SD
  • Susquehanna Township SD
  • Zimmerman

Montgomery County Driver’s Education Programs

including Jenkintown Driver’s Education Programs and Plymouth Meeting Driver’s Education Programs

  • A Confident
  • Ace
  • Best Way DS
  • Blue Bell
  • Cantor’s (Online)
  • Center for Technical Studies of Montgomery County
  • Colonial SD
  • Courtenay’s
  • Driver Training Services
  • Harmon’s Driver Ed Center
  • Hatboro-Horsham SD
  • I.Q. (Online)
  • Methacton SD
  • Montgomery County CC/Main
  • My Turn to Drive School
  • North Montco Technical Career Center
  • Perkiomen Valley SD
  • Pottstown SD
  • Street Smart Driving Academy
  • Upper Dublin SD
  • Upper Moreland SD

Lancaster Driver’s Education Programs

  • AAA Lancaster County
  • A-1 Mummas (Online)
  • Cocalico SD
  • Comprehensive Motoring Instr
  • Conestoga Valley SD
  • Drive to Arrive LLC
  • Eastern Lancaster County SD
  • Ephrata Area SD
  • Hempfield SD
  • Lancaster SD
  • Lancaster Mennonite
  • Lancaster Mennonite School – Lancaster Campus
  • Manheim Township SD
  • Penn Manor SD
  • Pequea Valley Sd
  • Richard L. Hibshman
  • Saylor’s Safe (Online)
  • Solanco SD
  • St. John’s Driving School
  • Warwick SD

Philadelphia Driver’s Education Programs

  • Academy Driving School
  • Archbishop Ryan HS
  • Assertive
  • Calvary Christian Academy
  • Citi-Wide
  • DC Driving School
  • Ed Lewis
  • Fidelity
  • Green Light DS
  • Lebie
  • Loi’s DS
  • Moss Rehab DS
  • Paul’s DS
  • Pennsylvania Driving School
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Professional
  • Quality
  • Reliable
  • Richard V. Kelly
  • Right Way
  • Smile Driving School
  • Todays Driver
  • Viktor’s Driving School – II
  • Vilchik DS

Schuylkill County Driver’s Education Programs
including Pottsville Driver’s Education Programs

  • Blue Mountain SD
  • Dick Ketz
  • Huber Driving School
  • Joseph’s Driving School
  • Mahoney Area SD
  • Marian High School
  • North Schuylkill SD
  • Pine Grove Area SD
  • Schuylkill Haven Area SD
  • Schuylkill Technology Centers
  • Shenandoah Valley SD
  • Tri-Valley SD
  • Williams Valley SD

Berks County Driver’s Education Programs
including Reading Driver’s Education Programs

  • Berks County IU 14
  • Blue Mountain Academy
  • Cardinals
  • Conrad Weiser Area SD
  • Exeter Township SD
  • Fleetwood Area SD
  • Hamburg Area SD
  • Holy Name HS
  • Kutztown Area SD
  • Michael Vecchio’s
  • Muhlenberg SD
  • Oley Valley SD
  • Reading SD
  • Sosh’s Driving School
  • Tulpehocken Area SD
  • Wilson’s DTS Inc.
  • Wilson SD
  • Wyomissing Area SD

Lackawanna County Driver’s Education Programs
including Scranton Driver’s Education Programs

  • Carbondale Area SD
  • Costanzos
  • Decantis
  • Dunmore SD
  • Grippi
  • Jack Henzes
  • Lakeland SD
  • Mid Valley SD
  • Mr. D’s
  • North Pocono SD
  • Old Forge SD
  • Riverside SD
  • Scranton SD
  • Steven’s DS
  • Tempesta
  • Valley View SD
  • Wandalowski DS

Luzerne County Driver’s Education Programs
including Wilkes-Barre Driver’s Education Programs

  • A Plus Driver Education
  • AAAA Driving Academy (Online)
  • Best Driver Training
  • Keller Handicap Driver Training School
  • Keystone Job Corps Center
  • Northwest Area SD
  • Nowakowski
  • Pittston Area SD
  • Saf-Way Driver Training School
  • Sebastian Jerrytone Jr.
  • U-Lurn Rite (Online)
  • Valley Driver Training School (Online)
  • Wyoming Area SD

Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education for a complete list of approved Pennsylvania Driver’s Education Programs.

Why Driver’s Education is Important

Pennsylvania roads can be dangerous. Accidents happen frequently and often involve teenage drivers or other new drivers who lack the driving skills of more experienced drivers. Men and women under the age of 25 had the highest percentage of accidents in Pennsylvania during 2008, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Therefore, it is important to provide children and new drivers with the skills to be safe on our roads.  Unfortunately, accidents will still happen and if you, or your child, has been hurt in a Pennsylvania car crash then you should contact a Pennsylvania car accident attorney today for more information about your legal rights.