Ready to commit the time and effort needed to learn to drive? Then it’s time to find a quality driver training program.
Even though Pennsylvania youth are not required to take driver education, don’t pass up this critical step. There’s additional incentive for Pennsylvania teens, too. You can get your full driver’s license up to six months earlier if you complete an approved driver education program.
When selecting a driving school:
- Look for a quality school that focuses on safety, rather than cost, convenience or just passing the test.
- Ask around. Does your high school offer driver education? Check with your friends and neighbors about programs they’ve used.
- Ask your parents to call and visit several schools. They can ask specific questions about operations, curriculum and training vehicles and ask for references.
What you can learn:
- The rules of the road and how to control the vehicle.
- How to combat distracted driving.
- How to anticipate dangers, minimize risk and drive defensively.
- What it means to be a safe, courteous and fuel-efficient driver.
- What’s needed to pass a driving test.
What to Look for in a Quality Driving School:
- Choosing a Driving School – Driver education courses are designed to teach new drivers fundamental skills required to drive a motor vehicle. This printable guide has lots of tips about picking the right driving school. Be sure to share it with your parents.
- Driving Knowledge Quiz – Do you know the rules of the road? Take this quiz and find out.
- Becoming the New Driver – Designed for teens, this brochure outlines tips and responsibilities of being a safe driver.
- Driver-ZED – Offered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Driver-ZED is a computer-based program to help you practice driving on your PC.