Drivers Education

  • Welcome to the Northampton Area High School DRIVER EDUCATION information site.  The following links are provided to help teens & parents become familiar with the process and the responsibilities that are part of being a "new driver".

    New for Fall 2017:  10 week driver training course for students is being offered through the high school.  The course begins August 29th. Please visit the file at the bottom of this page for more information and an application.  

    The following web links provide an opportunity for students and parents to view a wide array of DRIVER EDUCATION materials. The links are organized by groups for easy reference. Simply click on the link title to go to the website.

    Link - description
    PENNDOT: PA Driver's Manual
    This site contains the PA Driver's Manual in PDF format.
    PENNDOT: Motorcycle Operator Manual
    This site contains the PA Motorcycle Operator Manual in PDF format.
    Parents Manual - How To Steer Them To Safe Driving
    This manual is geared to assist parents with the "Behind The Wheel" instructions needed to guide their teen driver toward Safe Driving techniques.

    Interactive Sites
    Link - description
    Practice Driving Simulators
    Test your driving skills by clicking the PLAY button in the HEADS UP! bubble.
    Informational Sites
    Link - description
    RUSAFE as a Driver?
    Rules for Driving, Contracts, & Parenting Tips from the State of Florida Drivers Association.
    An Overview of Teen Driving. (ALERT Partnership)
    Teen / Parent Contracts, Statistics, and much more from the Community Health Division of the Lehigh Valley Health Network.
    Quizzes & Info.
    Test your Driving Knowledge.

    National Safety Council (Safety On The Road)
    Driving Tips - Be Alive @ 25!!
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    Strive To Drive SAFE.
    United Services Automobile Association
    Publications and a Video dealing with Driving Situations and Safety tips.
    Act 24 - DUI Legislation
    Act 24, which lowered Pennsylvania's legal limit of alcohol from .10 to .08, was signed into law on September 30, 2003. Read more about Act 24 at this site.
    Penndot: Teen Driver Center
    Information concerning Permits, Licensing, & Testing.

    On-the-Road Instruction

    Colonial Intermediate Unit 21 - Driver Education Program:  On-the-Road Instruction
    • In order to take this instruction, a student must be entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade and have successfully completed the Drivers Education Classroom Theory instruction.  The student does need his/her driving permit.
    • For more information contact CIU 21, 4210 Independence Drive, Schnecksville, PA 18078.  Phone:  610-769-4111.

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