Nazareth Area High School FAQs

1Is Hickory Driving School part of the EOCST program?
1What is the fee for the 30 hours of classroom theory and 6 hours of professional behind-the-wheel training?
The fee is $420 which is due upon registration. ***Returned check fee is $25.***
2How do I pay for the 30 hours of classroom theory and 6 hours of professional behind-the-wheel training?

Please call the office prior to mailing. Make checks payable to Hickory Driving School. Mail the registration form (under the FORMS TAB) and the check to the following address:

Hickory Driving School
322 Woodmont Circle
Easton, PA 18045

1When are the 30 hours of classroom theory offered at NASD?

Nazareth High School LGI Room

Fall Classes – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Class 1 – Sept 17
Class 2 – Sept 19
Class 3 – Sept 24
Class 4 – Sept 26
Class 5 – Oct 1
Class 6 – Oct 33
Class 7 – Oct 8
Class 8 – Oct 10
Class 9 – Oct 15
Class 10 – Oct 17

2Am I allowed to take the 30 hours of classroom theory before I obtain my permit?
Yes.
3Do I have to complete all 30 hours of classroom theory before I can take my driving test?
Yes.
4What should I do if I miss a class?
Look at the upcoming classes listed on our website to make up the appropriate class number you missed. Each class’ content is specific to the class number.
5Do I need to call to make up a class I missed?
No. Attendance is taken at the beginning of each class. It is the responsibility of the student to track the absences
6Do I need to make up the class I missed at the high school I attend?
No. Classes can be made up at Easton or Nazareth High School.
1How old do I have to be to obtain a learner’s permit?
16 Years Old
2What are the steps I need to take in order to obtain a learner’s permit?
  • The first thing to do is obtain a copy of the Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual (PUB 95) and study it. The manual is available from driver education teachers, any PennDOT Driver License Center, and you can visit us on our website at www.dmv.pa.gov.
  • The next step is to get your physical examination. Take the Non-Commercial Learner’s Permit Application (DL-180) (located at our Driver License Centers or on our website at www.dmv.pa.gov under the Forms and Publications link at the top of the page) to your physician to have the Physician’s Report of Examination section completed. All information must be completed. Please note, this form may be completed no earlier than 6 months prior to your 16th birthday and is only valid for 1 year from the date of your physical examination.
  • Your parent, guardian, person in loco parentis (who is 21 years of age or older) or spouse who is 18 years of age or older must complete the Parent or Guardian Consent Form (DL-180TD) also located at our Driver License Centers or on our website at www.dmv.pa.gov under the Forms and Publications link at the top of the page. Proper identification is required.
  • When you are ready to be tested, you may go to the Driver License Center of your choice. At this time you will be given a vision screening and the knowledge test which will test your knowledge of road signs and the rules of the road. This information is found in the Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual. Please study this Manual prior to appearing at the examination center for your vision screening and knowledge test.
  • When you go to the Driver License Center, you must take the following documents with you(Photocopies will not be accepted):
  • Completed Non-Commercial Learner’s Permit Application (Form DL-180).
  • Your completed Parent or Guardian Consent Form (DL-180TD).
  • Proof of your date of birth and identification. Acceptable forms of identification can be found on the reverse side of the Non-Commercial Learner’s Permit Application (Form DL-180). These forms must be originals or certified copies.
  • Your Social Security Card.
  • A check or money order, payable to “PennDOT,” in the appropriate amount. Cash cannot be accepted.
3Are there different eligible classes for a driver’s license?

Yes.

  • Class C
    A Class C driver’s license will be issued to persons who have demonstrated their qualifications to operate any vehicle with a gross weight rating of 26,000 pounds or less. The holder of a Class C driver’s license is also authorized to drive a motorized pedalcycle or a three-wheeled motorcycle equipped with an enclosed cab, but not a motorcycle.
  • Class MA Class M driver’s license will be issued to those persons 16 years of age or older who have demonstrated their ability to operate a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle. If a person is qualified to operate only a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle, he/she will be issued a Class M driver’s license. If you test on a motor-driven cycle, an “8” restriction will appear on your driver’s license. This restriction prohibits you from operating a motorcycle. If you test on a motorcycle with more than two wheels, a “9” restriction will appear on your driver’s license. This restriction prohibits you from operating a 2-wheeled motorcycle.
4How much does a learner’s permit cost?
You may apply for one or both Class C and Class M licenses. The total fees are $35.50 for a Class C permit and $50.50 for both Class C and Class M permits. The fee is $5.00 for a Class C permit and $10.00 for a Class M permit, plus $30.50 for your 4-year Pennsylvania Photo Driver’s License.
5What do I do once I obtain my permit?
Call the office. (610) 863-6973. All of the six (6), one (1) hour lessons will be scheduled during this phone call and will take approximately 15 minutes. Please have both the parent’s and student’s calendars/availability on hand.
6How far in advance are my lessons scheduled?
Scheduling is done as much as 6 months in advance. It is important to call as soon as the permit is secured. It is possible that a student will wait 4-6 weeks prior to their first lesson.
7What do I need to bring to my lesson?
Bring your permit and driving log. Photocopied permits are not legal or accepted.
8What if I am late for my lesson?
Promptness is mandatory. Each 60 minute lesson covers a different curriculum. A lesson cannot take place if the student is late. No exceptions.
9What happens if I need to reschedule a lesson?
Any changes to a driving lesson must be made 24 hours in advance or a $25 fee will be incurred.
10What happens if I miss or forget to go to my lesson?
A $25 fee will be incurred and you will need to call the office to reschedule
11Where do I meet my instructor for my lesson?
NASD – Nunamaker Gym parking lot. There is an assigned driver’s education parking spot.
12Are the six (6) hours of behind-the-wheel training provided by a professional, licensed, and certified driving instructor?
Yes.
13Does Pennsylvania require a certain number of hours of driving before I can take the driving test?
You are required to complete at least 65 hours of behind-the-wheel skill-building, including no less than ten hours of nighttime driving and five (5) hours of bad weather driving, before taking your road test. Each one (1) hour lesson with Hickory count towards the 65 hours.
14Should I practice driving prior to my first lesson?
Yes. A total of 12-15 hours should be accrued before your first lesson and between each following lesson.
15Who must accompany me while I practice with my learner’s permit?
When driving with your learner’s permit, you MUST be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years of age or a parent, guardian, person in loco parentis or spouse who is at least 18 years of age and licensed with the same or higher class vehicle that appears on your learner’s permit.
16What should I bring to my driving test?
Permit and the DL-180C Form. Parents or guardians must sign the form in front of the instructor or have the form notarized.
17What happens once I pass my driving test?
The learner’s permit is stamped and becomes a valid junior operator license, temporary and good for 120 days. A camera card will be mailed to you. DO NOT go to the DMV until camera card is in your possession. It should arrive in the mail from Harrisburg (average time is 30 – 60 days).
18What happens if my camera card does not arrive?
Please call the office (610) 863-6973 if the camera card does not arrive in 60 days. We can then get an update on the processing status from Harrisburg.
19What happens if I do not pass my driving test?
You will have to wait 8 days to retest under the guidelines of the EOCST program.
1Does the driving school vehicle I will be operating have special equipment?
  • Every vehicle used for practical driver training shall be a recent model, not more than eight (8) years old or having not more than eighty thousand (80,000) miles, whichever occurs later, with special equipment as follows:  operable extra brake pedal, and in the case of vehicles equipped with standard transmission an operable extra clutch pedal, defroster and heater in working order, rear-view mirror placed on the inside of the car in the vicinity of the cowl, two (2) outside rear-view mirrors, one on each side of the vehicle, and cushions for the proper seating of the students.
  • Every vehicle will be equipped with a roof top sign, which is visible from the front and the back, stating that there is a student driver operator.
2Is the driving school vehicle insured?
Yes. The vehicle has to be insured for AT LEAST:
$50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident for public liability;
$5,000 property damage; and
$5,000 medical payments
1What do I receive once I complete my 30 hours of classroom theory and 6 hours of professional behind-the-wheel training.
You will receive a signed certificate stating the 30/6 has been completed.
2What should I do with the certificate?
Please keep the original certification card. You may make copies for insurance purposes. Hickory does not reissue certification cards.
3Do insurance companies offer a rate reduction for completing the 30 hours of classroom theory and 6 hours of professional behind-the-wheel training?
Hickory cannot answer for every insurance company however a majority will offer a rate reduction.
1What are the laws I must adhere to once I receive my junior driver’s license?

You are not permitted to drive between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. It is illegal to drive between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. on a junior driver license unless your parent, guardian, person in loco parentis who is 21 year of age or older or spouse who is 18 years of age or older accompanies you in the vehicle. The passenger must be a parent, guardian or spouse not an 18 year old friend. In addition, drivers under the age of 18 cannot have more passengers in the vehicle than the number of seat belts.

The exception to this restriction is:

  • You may drive between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. if you are involved in a public or charitable service, a member of a volunteer fire company or employed during those hours. In these cases, you must carry a notarized affidavit or certificate of authorization from your employer, supervisor or fire chief indicating your probable schedule of activities. This notarized affidavit, which must be kept with your junior driver’s license, will allow you to drive to and from work or on work related business between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • You may not carry more than one (1) passenger under the age of 18 who is not an immediate family member unless your parent(s) or guardian(s) is in the vehicle with you. After the first six (6) months of driving on a junior license, the limit is increased to no more than three (3) passengers under the age of 18 who are not immediate family members unless your parent(s) or guardian(s) is in the vehicle with you. The increased limit does not apply to any junior driver who has ever been involved in a crash in which they were partially or fully responsible or who is convicted of any driving violation.
  • If you have an accident for which you are partially or fully responsible, or if you commit certain moving violations, your license may be suspended until you are 18 years of age or for a period of time not exceeding 90 days. You will be given the same fines, penalties and points on your driving record as any regular driver would receive.
  • In addition to these requirements, the driving privilege of a person under the age of 18 will be suspended if that person accumulates 6 or more points or is convicted of driving 26 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit. The first suspension will be for a period of 90 days. Any additional occurrences will result in a suspension of 120 days.
  • Remember, you are subject to the same rules of the road as any other licensed driver. Failure to obey these laws will result in your privilege to drive being suspended, revoked, cancelled or recalled.
1How do I obtain a regular driver’s license?
  • You may obtain a regular license at 17 1/2 years of age if you pass an approved driver training program, have no violations or accidents on your driving record, have held your Junior License for one year and have the consent of your parents, guardian or spouse.Otherwise, you must wait to have a regular license until you reach age 18. When you turn 18 years of age, your original junior driver’s license will automatically become a regular license. The birth date on your license will show that this is true. You do not need to apply for a new license until your original license expires.
  • If you wish to apply for a regular driver’s license, a DL-59 (Application for Change from a Junior Driver’s License to a Regular Non-commercial License) form can be obtained from our website or from any PennDOT Driver License Center, most notaries, tag service, automobile club, your driver education teachers and some district justices.