SAFETY FIRST Students, Employees, and Families
At Defense Driving Academy, we follow CDC guidelines and ensure our employees, students, and cars are safe. Employee health is still monitored closely, and DDA is always ready to adjust quickly because safety is our #1 priority.
Our DDA cars, door handles, and all controls are thoroughly wiped down and disinfected before and after each lesson and license test.
We use hand sanitizer before and after every lesson and license test, and every student is given the opportunity to use hand sanitizer before and after as well.
Instructors and students are allowed to wear masks during lessons and license tests. Furthermore, unlike most new and existing vehicles on the road, DDA cars are equipped with more expensive HEPA cabin air filters, which eliminate mold, bacteria, and viruses.
DDA and local DMVs
As per PennDOT, all non-commercial license testing has been ordered to revert back to the standard testing format. This means all examiners will grade tests from inside vehicles again, parallel parking is required, and a full test route will be resumed. Masks are allowed.
and Refund Policy
We require advance notification if you are unable to keep an appointment. License testing and driving lessons are not ongoing (like work, sports practice, dance or band), but rather, a very limited educational commitment that should be prioritized above these other re-occurring activities. When a student cancels an appointment with short notice, DDA Coaches must still be paid, so please provide us with as much notice as possible. Same-day cancellations are subject to a $40 fee. No-shows are subject to the full cost of the lesson or test and will only be rescheduled with approval from the program Director. Unfinished or un-used lessons and tests are non-refundable, never expire, and may not be combined with other DDA programs, sales, offers, or promotions.
We are here to Help
DDA is here to help, and we look forward to everyone getting through these difficult and trying times soon. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, trust, and patience.
Stay well, be safe and wash your hands often,
~Your Friends at DDA
The Defensive Driving Academy, Inc. is committed to helping any driver, just learning or already licensed, improve or expand their driving skill set via our proprietary defensive driving techniques and concepts. Anyone can learn to drive, but only DDA Students will...
Learn to Anticipate
Certified by PennDOT
Defensive Driving Academy, Inc. is proud to be certified by PennDOT to administer Non-Commercial License Testing. Due to recent legislation, we are no longer limited to testing driving school students but can now test anyone who needs a license at our facility in Newtown Square or Pep Boys in Exton.
We are ready to help you succeed and get your PA License Test scheduled in as little as three days. Adults, teens, and parents trust DDA, and our corporate/fleet clients throughout the U.S. demand the same defensive driving "concepts-with-coaching" to systematically mitigate liability and reduce crash rates.
Even brand new drivers find our cutting edge anticipation-based methods and techniques easy to remember and repeat. Our defensive driving certificate programs are taught by talented men and women who effectively communicate, connect, correct, and are passionate about teaching our defensive driving methods.
License testing at Pep Boys in Exton is temporarily closed for renovations, but check back to our website soon for info about re-opening. Our Newtown Square office is still testing, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
DDA Mission Statement
At the Defensive Driving Academy, Inc. we aim to continually bridge the gaps between teaching, coaching, and retraining drivers of every skill level through the following principle:
Defensive driving instruction is not only about teaching vehicle control-ability but is undoubtedly about highly trained motivational DDA Coaches successfully communicating simple "expect the unexpected" or "surprises are coming" concepts and techniques that will reduce crash risk via one-on-one weakness recognition and "excellence requires a coach" fashioned driving behavior modification.
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Employment Opportunities at DDA
Defensive Driving Academy offers the best part-time employment opportunity on the planet!!! We offer flexible hours, and you can tell us what days and times are best for your schedule on a monthly basis. We have instructors that work 8 hours a week, some who work 15 hours a week, and others who work 25 or 35 hours a week. Best of all, DDA is the only company that offers time-and-a-half and double-time to its part-time employees as well as an unprecedented part-time 401k with 4% match and profit sharing for qualified employees who work 20 hours per week.
Our starting rates are always more competitive than Walmart, Target, Costco, Amazon and Lowes, and talented part-time employees will always be recognized and offered advancement opportunities and full-time positions which include PTO. Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to make a difference and experience how rewarding it can be to teach our young drivers to "Learn to Anticipate."