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DDA Teen Programs

Is Teen Driving taken Seriously in PA?


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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 with License Testing

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. Beginning 6/10/19, DDA requires pickup and drop off at our office for testing.

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 DDA's SALE won't last so register before the Sunday 7/21/2019 deadline at midnight ! 

  Local DMVs sometimes experience delays, but DDA can schedule your license test right away

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 simulation with downshifting
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. Beginning 6/10/19, DDA requires pick up and drop off at our office for testing.

   Register before our SUMMER SALE event ends this Sunday 7/21/2019 at midnight !!!

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

 Step 1 - Select DDA Program above or below, click the "Add to Cart" button, and pay.
   Step 2 - Come back here after paying and click the red "Register" button to the left.
    Step 3 - A DDA Rep will contact you to answer questions and schedule lessons.

                                    I'm having problems registering or using my credit card >>> 

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  7/21/2019 

Express Parallel Parking© Behind-the-WheelLesson.....................................$50 $25
Want to master parallel parking?  This 15 minute session will teach you our super-simplified parallel parking formula, the very method that we have taught to thousands of DDA students who have passed their license test on the first try. We have our own parallel parking spot, exactly the same as PennDOT's, where we will meet you, teach you, and lock it in once and for all in your vehicle. Finally, confidence and peace of mind at an affordable price! Learn more >>

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 Need more Info? Learn more about driving lessons before our SALE ends Sunday  7/21/2019 

DDA 30hr Course In-Class...........................$247 $140-$175 (total of 30 classroom hrs)
Is an actual classroom with teacher the best bet for your teen's learning style? Our talented Instructors challenge young drivers and provide an interactive opportunity for students (age 15 or older) to register and complete this 30 hour certificate program. With this certificate, you have finished the first of three PA State requirements that allow young drivers to earn their Senior license at age 17½  instead of 18, and you may even qualify for a teen auto discount. Classes are filling up now for our upcoming sessions - so call your insurance agent today to see if this certificate will help lower your rates!

Learn more about start dates & locations before our SALE ends 7/21/2019 at Midnight >>

DDA 30hr Course Online.........................................$135  $99  (total of 30 on-line hrs)
Enroll at 15 and get an insurance discount every year until 22 or 23. DDA Online challenges teens and provides an opportunity for busy students and parents with hectic schedules to complete this certificate program at their convenience from home or wherever a computer is available with internet access.  Register and finish before taking the PA knowledge test to increase your chance of getting that permit on your first attempt!

Learn more about our Online Course before the Sale ends Sunday >> 

Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED with First Aid .........$125  $110  (5 Hour Session)

Lifegaurding this summer? This is a 5-hour instructional course at DDA's office in Newtown Square that focuses on "the chain of survival", adult, child, and infant CPR & AED use, immediate care for choking emergencies, heart attack, and lifesaving first aid. First Aid covers everything from controlling severe bleeding and treating for shock to care for burns, victims of seizure, stroke, severe allergic reactions, diabetic emergencies, bites & stings, and hot & cold emergencies. Both components are designed to provide rescuers with the skills that are necessary to deal with extreme emergencies and to have the ability to serve as an important link in the chain prior to EMS arriving. 2-year certification is achieved upon completion.

Learn more about our CPR/AED Course dates and times before our SALE ends Sunday>>

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 subject to the standard $100 per hour
rate, 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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