Ressler’s Driving Academy (RDA) is a Pennsylvania Department of Education registered private driving school. We are an all-inclusive driving school that teaches any student with varying abilities to drive. We also specialize in the field of driver rehabilitation. We are based in Latrobe, PA and our service area covers most of southwestern PA and some areas in Central PA. We will go to other regions for specialized needs. RDA gives driving instruction to all students, with or without a disability, age 16 years and up. We also come to you for the driving lesson. Students will be taught proper driving practices that prepare them for the driving test and a lifetime of safe, enjoyable driving. After passing the exam, students may qualify for an insurance discount. All training is done in a RDA vehicle with a dual passenger side brake. RDA now offers a new online classroom driver's education class. This website is through "Virtual Drive" and the link is www.vdrive.com/amember4/signup/Ressler. This online course offers instruction which is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. For more information, please see the link for "New Drivers" and the "Links" page.
Students with disabilities will follow a process that is approved by ADED, the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists. Students will first be evaluated by RDA.Upon completion of a successful evaluation, students will be scheduled for driver training. After training, students using adaptive driving equipment will need to pass the state driving test.A prescription for adaptive driving equipment will then be written by the driving school, so the students own vehicle can be modified.All adaptive training and testing is taught in a RDA vehicle with appropriate adaptive driving equipement.