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
The Drivers Education Theory Class will only be offered online at this time because of covid.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
$50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident for public liability;
$5,000 property damage; and
$5,000 medical payments
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.
- 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.