I can't imagine what it must be like to be a teen going through the COVID-19 pandemic. So many aspects of their lives have been put on hold - school, sports, proms, graduations, and more.

One of the things I hadn't even thought of is the excitement of getting your driver's license. That has also been put on hold, but starting yesterday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) says "driver's skills test, including motorcycle skills test, will resume at reopened Driver License Centers" and PennDOT-Authorized Third Party Testers.

PennDOT lists 4 authorized third-party testers:

John’s Driving School & Auto Tags, Inc., 4469 W. Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18902
(p)  215-383-1440
www.icandrive.com

Four Star Driving School, LLC, 2385 John Fries Highway, Quakertown, PA 18951
(p) 267-374-4444
www.4stardrivingschool.com

John’s Driving School & Auto Tags, Inc., 957 Trenton Rd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030
(p) 215-295-8014
www.icandrive.com

My Turn To Drive School, 62 Walker Lane, Newtown, PA 18940
267-845-4000
www.palicensetest.com


PennDOT says it will give first priority to people who had tests canceled due to COVID-19-related closures. Those people are instructed to call the PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services Call Center at 717-412-5300

Other customers can schedule skills tests on PennDOT's appointment system starting June 20.

PennDOT will be using enhanced safety measures when skills tests resume, including a "basic health pre-screening" in yellow-phase counties. PennDOT says if an "applicant is displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, (a) test will not be administered."

To see all of the enhanced safety measures, click here.