Serving Delaware Valley and Lehigh Valley With
Responsible Drivers Education Since 1950.

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

How much do driving lessons or classes cost?

Currently, Harmons 2 hr., private, in-car driving lessons are $120. 

Harmons Dept. of Education Approved 30hr Classroom Drivers Ed class at Haverford High School is $120. Register for the Haverford Class (starts Feb 3rd 2018

Harmons Dept. of Education Approved 30hr Online Drivers Ed course is $97.95. Register for the Online Class!

Are driving lessons required for new drivers in Pennsylvania?

No. Pennsylvania does not require professonal driving lessons for drivers.

However, for drivers under the age of 18, they do require practicing for at least 65 hours, including 10 hours of night driving and 5 hours of inclement weather driving (in rain, snow, etc.)

* Many insurance companies give multi-year discounts for drivers who

1) complete behind-the-wheel training or

2) complete a Drivers Ed Class (Classroom or Online)

In some cases discounts are available until age 21 or older. Many (not all) insurance companies require 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training for discounts. Check with your insurance company for details.

Driver's Ed Classes

Should I sign up for the Haverford High School Classroom Drivers Ed Class directly with Haverford?

We hold Classroom Classes in the Spring, Summer and Fall. 

To sign up, yes, you need to sign up directlty with Haverford. They handle registration.

Here's the link for our current class:

Haverford Class starts February 3rd 2018

A Harmons Instructor will teach the class.

If you miss one class, we will give you make-up work.

You can also do our Online Class at any time - starting immediately. Just click this link!

I will miss the 1st (or other) Class at Haverford, can I still sign up?

Yes, you can still sign up and complete the course. See the instructor for make up work.

Haverford Class starts February 3rd, 2018

It's too late to sign up for the Fall class, but you can sign up for the Online Class at any time.

What if I can't make all of the Drivers Ed classes at Haverford?

If you will miss a class or 2, due to vacation, etc., you will be required to make up the material you missed. (Our instructor will give you the make-upwork.

Haverford Class (Starts February 3rd 2018)

Harmons also has an online class that you can take at your convenience. You can work on it 24/7. Even if you only have 5 minutes, you could view a video, read a section, work on a quiz, etc., so it's a very convenient option for those with scheduling conflicts.

Sign up for our Online Driver's Ed Class. Online Class Register Now!

Do I need to have my PA Driver's Permit to enroll in this Driver's Ed Class?

No. You do not need to have a driver's permit to take this class.

The class will help you pass your permit test!

You can the class if you are at least 15 years old.

Haverford Class starts February 3rd 2018

PA Driving Test

What do I need to bring to my PA Driving Test?

If you go to your Test with Harmons, you will need the following:

1) Your Drivers Permit (not a copy of it)

2) Drivers under 18 only - Your 65 hour form (notorized)http://www.dot3.state.pa.us/pdotforms/dl_forms/dl-180c.pdf

3) the last 4 digits of your SSN

If you go to your Test with your parents, etc, you will need the following:

1) Your Drivers Permit (not a copy of it)

2) Drivers under 18 only - Your 65 hour form http://www.dot3.state.pa.us/pdotforms/dl_forms/dl-180c.pdf

3) Insurance and PA Registration forms for your car, plus the license of whoever is with you.

4) the last 4 digits of your SSN

I'm having trouble scheduling my PennDot driving test. How does that work?

PennDot keeps changing the rules for scheduling driving tests.

Give us a call and we can explain their latest changes, so you can get your test schedule.

Harmons Driving School

610 353-3064 (If were out on the road; leave a message. We'll get back to you.)

In-car Driving Lessons

Do you teach stick shift (manual transmission)?

Yes we do teach driving stick shift / manual transmission; however, we do not currently have a stick shift car in our fleet, so you need to have access to a stick shift car.

We recommend initially learning on a standard automatic transmission, then learning the stick shift.

 

Auto Insurance

Do all insurance companies in Pennsylvania give discounts for taking Classroom or Online Driver's Ed Classes or for taking behind-the wheel driving lessons?

Most, but not all insurance companies offer discounts for drivers who take

1) a Classroom Driver's Ed Class starts Feb 3rd 2018

2) an Online Driver's Ed Class and/or

3) Behind-the-Wheel driving lessons

To find out for sure, call your insurance company and ask them. Many give discounts from age 16 to 21 or even ages 16 to age 25.

Adult Drivers

Does Harmons teach Drivers over age 21?

Absolutely! We've taught drivers in their 90's!

One of our former students wrote:

My instructor was great! I am 26 years old and just moved from NYC back to the
Bryn mawr area. Haven't driven for 5 years, I definitely needed a refresher lesson
to feel more confident on the road. He reassured me when I was doing things
correctly, as well as gave advice on ways to be less timid when on the road. I
really appreciated having him in the car on my first go at driving after so many
years of using public transportation.

Other Questions

Do Harmons instructors speak languages other than English?

Harmons' driving instructors speak just English, however we have taught drivers from many countries including U.S., U.K., Australia, Germany, Austria, France, Ireland, Poland, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Algeria, Albania, Egypt, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Mexico, Columbia, Brazil, Chile, Burundi and others.

If the new driver speaks absolutely no English, we recommend having a friend for family member ride along to translate some of the subtleties.

Policies

What is Harmon's Driving School's refund policy

Tuition for any unused service is refundable for 1 year from time of purchase.

What is Harmon' s In-car Driving Lesson Cancellation Policy?

In-car driving lessons canceled with less than 24hrs. notice will subject to a $35 fee. No shows are subject to full cost of the lesson or test.