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New York State Approved Defensive Driving Class

Defensive Driving Course NY

If you break traffic laws, your drivers license could be suspended or revoked.  These traffic infractions may result in fines, suspensions and even imprisonment. The seriousness of your violations - and resulting penalties - are tracked by the DMV using a point system.

If you are convicted of a moving violation, the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles will penalize you by adding points to your driving record. You will only get points on your record for moving violations - points are not assessed for parking and other violations. A table is provided for more information on the number of points earned for specific violations.

How do points affect you?

  • If you get eleven or more points within eighteen months on your current driving record, your license will be suspended or revoked.
  • Getting points on your license may also increase your insurance rates.

How can I get a point reduction from my motor vehicle record?
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles keeps a record of the points you've earned.  However it is possible to earn point reductions by taking a qualified driving course approved by the NY DMV.

If you complete New York Safe Drive's approved Defensive Driving Course:

  • Four points will be reduced from the accumulated points you currently have on your license.
  • You will also qualify for an insurance rate reduction on your car insurance. (Details)
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