This Step: Practice Driving
Practice Driving in Pennsylvania
A) Get On the Road
If you are younger than 18, you must clock 50 supervised practice hours behind the wheel during a six-month waiting period before taking the skills test (road test). Pennsylvania learner's permit holders also face the following restrictions:
- You can't drive between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse who is a licensed driver and is at least 18 years of age
- Your number of passengers must not exceed the number of seat belts in a vehicle if you are younger than 18
You are also subject to a mandatory 90-day license suspension if you accumulate six or more points, or if you're convicted of a single high-speed violation (driving 26 miles per hour or more over the speed limit).
B) Get Parent or Guardian Certification of Practice Completion
Once you finish your 50 hours behind the wheel, have the Parent or Guardian Certification Form (DL-180C) signed in the presence of a notary, driver license examiner or an end-of-course skill test teacher. All 50 hours need not be supervised by the same adult.