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What are People saying about DDA?
"Hey thanks for teaching Nicole not just the right way to merge onto the highway, but what to do when things get tricky. Yeah, I would have never thought to teach her that technique, but now I know what you meant when you said driving program vs. defensive driving program...

and by making her a right-of-way expert, her decision-making and confidence are so much better. You guys were great!!  I'll be sure to tell everyone about DDA."

~ Donna M - Villanova

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Teen Driving Lessons & License Test SALE!!

TotalGold© Behind-the-Wheel Program..........................$750  $699  4 two hour lessons 
If you just need the most instruction at the lowest price, then these 4 two hour lessons can be used for "as you go" type instruction and includes your license test on the last lesson. Advanced students, however, may prefer to learn snow and ice downshifting
techniques, and on the last two hours we will prep you so you can do some parallel parking warm-ups with your DDA Coach in a DDA car right before your test. This option is ideal for those who want maximum lesson flexibility, a certificate of completion for the teen insurance discount, and the convenience of testing at our facility instead of waiting 4 or 5 months to test at the local DMV.

 Register before our WINTER SALES event ends this Sunday 1/24/2021 at midnight and License Testing at our office is included with TotalGold Program for FREE !!!!!

Learn more about how to space out driving lessons and practice more effectively >>>

TestElite© Behind-the-Wheel Program..............................$625  $599  3 two hour lessons
This TestElite program is our CertSilver program (below) plus on the last two hours we will prep and test the student at our facility in Newtown Square, or Pep Boys in Exton. DDA is certified by PennDOT to perform Third Party Non-Commercial License Testing. It's nice to have your DDA Coach on test day to calm things down and use our smaller car to warm up, practice parallel parking and take the test. This program is ideal for students who have a valid PA permit and would like to test with DDA at the end of their driving lessons instead of waiting 4 or 5 months to get a test at the local DMV.

 DDA's SALE won't last so Register before the Sunday 1/24/2021  deadline at midnight and License Testing at our office is included with TestElite Program for FREE !!!! 

  Local DMVs are closed due to COVID-19, but DDA can schedule your license test right away.
Pick-up and drop-off from our testing facility is required.

 Step 1 - Decide on a DDA Program and click the "Register" button to get started.
   Step 2 - Create a DDA account, pay, & immediately schedule lessons online now!
    Step 3 - If you have questions, call or email DDA after creating your DDA account

CertSilver© Behind-the-Wheel Program...........................$500  $475  3 two hour lessons
Although this option does not include license testing, it does include the minimum 6 hours of behind-the-wheel lessons required for a Certificate of Completion and insurance discount. Our CertSilver program includes a full evaluation of fundamental skills, new DDA tips and techniques, full prep for license test including parallel parking, as well as highway merging, not just the right way, but, as a defensive driving program, what to do one day when the merge lane runs out and things get tricky!  For driving lessons that include license testing at our facility in Newtown Square the day of your test, please see the TestElite and TotalGold options above.

 Need more Info? Learn more about driving lessons before our SALE ends Sunday  1/24/2021 

Teen TestPrep 2 Hours includes License Test, Prep, Car & Coach......................$249 $199 
For those who just need test related instruction and parallel parking practice, but do not need additional driving lessons, this Testprep lesson includes a full assessment and customized lesson focused solely on preparing you for your PA license test. We know the test better than anyone because we're certified by PennDOT to administer the license test at our Exton Pep Boys or Newtown Square test facility. It's nice to use our smaller car and have a DDA Coach to warm up, practice parallel parking and calm things down right before your test. Local DMVs sometimes experience delays, but DDA can schedule our car, coach and your test in just a few days so you can pass and get that PA license ASAP. Transportation to and from our test facilities in Newtown Square and Exton is required.

Our WINTER SALE won't last so Register
before Sunday  1/24/2021   and License Testing at our office is included with this Teen TestPrep lesson for Free !!!!!

CHOP Researchers and DDA Director Jerry Murphy discuss recent findings
       related to "Why Teens Crash" with Eyewitness News Reporter Jenn Bernstein
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Take a Free Practice PA Permit Test If you haven't been to the DMV to get your learner's permit, or you've been there a few times and had difficulty passing the computer knowledge test--it's okay. DDA is here to help!!! Just click on the PA Driver's Manual (to the left), and you can take a 25 question practice permit test which is very similar to the PA test. If you feel you need more practice questions, just Google "free PA permit test" and you can keep trying practice questions until you're ready to pass the real thing--GOOD LUCK!!!!


 Cancellations:  Same day are subject to a $40 fee. No shows are subject to full
                                 cost of the lesson and will only be re
scheduled with Director approval.

Unfinished or Un-used Teen Programs, lessons or hours above are non-refundable, and may not be combined with other DDA Programs,  Sales, promotions or offers.

Distracted Driving Kills a Grandfather To Be
In this emotional 3 minute video for the first time, together, is the tragedy of two women: a 17-year-old honors student who killed a man when she took her eyes off the road, and the daughter of the man who was killed.

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