Driving School

The AAA Driving School is designed to provide the full driving education experience to new drivers through both Classroom and In-Car instruction. These programs and the instructors are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

If both Classroom and In-car sessions are completed successfully, young drivers may apply for a regular, unrestricted license before their 18th birthday. Many insurance companies, including the AAA Insurance Agency, will lower insurance premiums for the student who completes both programs. (Check with your agent for discount information).

Classroom Instruction

Classes are scheduled several times throughout the year, in Lancaster only, offering a wide range of invaluable information to the new driver. Course includes:

  • - Influence of emotions on driving ability
  • - Alcohol/Drug risk awareness
  • - Signs and signals
  • - Emergency preparedness
  • - Different environmental influences
  • - Pennsylvania motoring laws

Classroom Requirements:

  1. Preregistration
  2. 30 hours for certification. Any missed classroom sessions must be made up during a corresponding session. It is the students responsibility for making arrangements with the Driving School office for ANY missed classes.
  3. Parents/Guardians must check in with the instructor the first night. An agreement form that needs to be signed, will be presented to the parent/guardian at the first session.

2017 Driving School Classroom Schedule

Location Dates Days Time
AAA, Estelle Drive (Lancaster) September 14-November 7 Tue and Thu 6:00pm-8:00pm

In-Car Instruction

This part of the program is flexible to accommodate the student’s schedule. Practice between lessons is strongly encouraged. For more information, please call (800) 723-7021 x2239.

Lessons include:

  • - Understanding the vehicle
  • - Practice on a driving range
  • - Practice in-town, expressway and country driving

In-Car Requirements:

  1. Students must obtain a Pennsylvania learner’s permit prior to taking the In-car instruction. A Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual to assist students through the licensing process can be obtained at PennDOT Website.
  2. Students under eighteen (18) years of age must have a parent’s or guardian’s permission for the In-car instruction.

Students can meet in-car instructors at the Estelle Drive (Lancaster) office. In rare instances when students need to be picked up at their homes, an additional travel fee will be charged.

The Driving School management reserves the right, at its discretion, to accept or reject any applicant for training, to discontinue training, or to cancel a scheduled lesson or class, when conditions (environmental or other), make it unsafe to continue instruction.

Driving School Fees:

Member Price
Non-Member Price
Complete Course
6 hours In-Car training
30 hours Classroom training
In-Car Only
6 one-hour lessons
In-Car Only
Hourly fee
Classroom Only
30 hours at AAA office

A Driving School enrollment form can be downloaded right here.
Mail completed form to: AAA Driving School 804 Estelle Drive Lancaster, PA 17601

For more information on the AAA Driving School, please call 1-800-723-7021 x2239 or send an e-mail to drivingschool@aaacp.com

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