Defensive Driving Class
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Defensive Driving School in White, Plains NY
Behind The Wheel Driving Center offers the 6 Hour Defensive Driving Class Point & Insurance Reduction Course. This is a 6 hour class which addresses the techniques, attitudes and behaviors of defensive driving. Upon completion, each student is entitled to a 10% insurance discount and a reduction of up to four (4) points from his / her driving record. This course is offered several times per month.
Fee: $69.00 – Defensive Driving Class NY (In Classroom)
Fee $39.00 – Defensive Driving Class NY (Online Course)
Reduce Points and Insurance Rates
The Point and Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP)
known as the Defensive Driving Course or Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course (Defensive Driving Class NY). It is a comprehensive driver safety course which provides knowledge and techniques for safe and lawful driving. Many Private companies and organizations all over the state offer the course. If you want DMV approval, the courses must meet strict standards for the type of information presented and program effectiveness.
What are the benefits of taking a Defensive Driving/Accident Prevention course?
Completing an approved the Defensive Driving Class course will
- Refresh your driving knowledge
- Help to prevent you from losing your license in the event you accrued 11 or more points on your driving record
- 4 points are ‘subtracted’ for the purposes of calculating a suspension if you have 11 or more points
- The tickets/points do not physically come off your driving record
- Learn about the New York State point system
- Reduce the base rate of your auto and motorcycle insurance premiums 10% each year for three years
Completing a course does not:
- Prevent a mandatory suspension or revocation
- Eliminate your responsibility to pay a driver responsibility assessment
- Give you a way to reduce future driver violation points
How can I find a course?
You can Complete your course in a classroom, online and other methods like DVD or digital cable.
- Find an approved classroom provider
- Find an approved online or other alternative delivery method provider (I-PIRP/ADM)
How long is a classroom course?
The classroom course is 320 minutes long. It is presented in one or more sessions. The course must include essential information about traffic safety. It must cover these and other topics: driver attitude and behavior, defensive driving techniques, and the Vehicle & Traffic Law. No formal testing is required to complete the course.
How much does the course cost?
The fees vary for each provider. Contact the provider directly to find out the fee.
How insurance premium reduction works
How do I get the insurance premium reduction?
The course sponsor will mail you a completion certificate within 45 business days after you complete the classroom course (or 14 business days after you complete an online course).
If you present your certificate to your insurance company or agent within 90 days after course completion, your liability and collision premium reduction will begin immediately, retroactive to the date you completed the course.
If you provide your certificate after 90 days course completion, the insurer may issue the premium discount effective from the date presented.
Immediately contact the program sponsor, If you didn’t receive your certificate within eight weeks after completion,
You should take the course every 36 months to keep up insurance reduction benefits.
Will youthful drivers and drivers participating in the assigned risk pool receive the insurance premium discount?
Yes. Any insured driver who is the principal operator and completes a Point & Insurance Reduction Program course will receive the 10% reduction.
If a youthful driver is already receiving a driver education reduction, Will PIRP discount applied?
Contact your insurance company or agent to learn if both reductions will be given in meantime.
About Point Reduction
Completing a Point and Insurance Reduction (PIRP) course does not remove a violation, conviction, or the number of points from your driving record. Even after you complete the course, most violations, convictions and points will continue to show on your driving record for up to 4 years.
Violations and convictions involving drugs or alcohol will remain on your driving record for ten or fifteen years, depending on the violation. If you get 11 points for traffic violations in an 18-month period, your driver license may be suspended. “Point reduction” means the number of points on your driving record used to calculate the number of total points received within 18 months will be reduced by 4 points and may help you avoid a suspension.
See About the NY State Point System for more information about how points are calculated.
How do I receive the point reduction?
The PIRP course sponsor will notify the DMV within 10 weeks after you complete the course. DMV can reduce the active points on your driving record by up to 4 points.
How do I know my driving record shows my PIRP course completion?
If you need to verify that your course completion is on your DMV record, you can request a copy of your driving record.
You can Contact the course sponsor If your course is not recorded on driving record after 10 weeks after completed it,
What effect does point reduction have on my license and driving record?
A driver safety program known as Driver Example Program developed in 1964 by Chris Imhoff of the (US) National Safety Council. The program instituted a Defensive Driving Course (DDC). Defensive Driving Courses, along with Instructor Development Courses were offered beginning 1964 and 1965, typically through corporate sponsorships.
Driving defensively includes:
- General principles:
- Controlling your speed.
- Looking ahead and expecting the unexpected.
- Being alert and distraction free.
- Regarding other participants in traffic:
- Preparedness for all sorts of actions and reactions of other drivers and pedestrians.
- Not expecting the other drivers to do what you would ordinarily do.
- Watching and respecting other drivers.
- Regarding your own vehicle:
- Keep a safe distance.
- Driving safely considering (adjusting for) weather and/or road conditions.
- Slow down your speed around a sharp curve or corner,
Training and courses
Several government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private schools have launched specialty courses that improve the public’s driving skills. In the United States a few of the familiar courses in defensive driving include Alive at 25, DDC or Defensive Driving Course NY, Coaching the Mature Driver, Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving, Professional Truck Driving, and DDC for Instructors. In relation to this, the government has launched active Air Bag and Seat Belt safety campaigns that encourage High Visibility Enforcement.
To improve your driving skills, many U.S. states provide an incentive to complete an approved defensive driving course by offering mandated insurance discounts or a way to mask a traffic ticket from one’s driving record. In some instances, these courses are referred to as traffic school or a defensive driving school. States with the biggest incentives include Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. A number of private providers offer a variety of courses. The methods and styles of the courses vary.
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