Getting Started

Is there anything I need before getting started? 

Is this course approved?

I’ve taken this course before - how often can I take it?

Can I take this course to dismiss a ticket?

 Are there any additional fees to complete this course?

 How long will this course take me to complete?

Can I take this course if I got a ticket outside of New York?

Is there a time limit to complete this course?

 

 

Is there anything I need before getting started? 

Nope! As long as you have not taken the course within 18 months, you can take this course to remove points from your record and receive your insurance discount.

 

 

Is this course approved?

Yes! Our New York Point & Insurance Reduction Program is state-approved by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to help you earn a 3-year 10% insurance reduction, and/or reduce up to 4 points from your driving record.

 

 

 

I’ve taken this course before - how often can I take it?

You can take the course every 18 months; this will reduce up to 4 points on your driving record. You may also take a course once every 3 years (36 months) to maintain your lower insurance rate.

 

 

Can I take this course to dismiss a ticket?

This I Drive Safely course is not approved for Traffic Ticket Dismissal. It is a Point & Insurance Reduction Program. This type of course will do two things:

  • ● Reduce your insurance rates by 10% for up to 3 years
  • ● Reduce up to 4 points from your driver record

The process is quick and painless. We even report your completion to the DMV for you - all you need to worry about is submitting your completion certificate to your insurance provider.  

 

 

Are there any additional fees to complete this course?

You may elect to pay for an upgraded version of the course, read aloud, however no other fees are required.  

 

 

How long will this course take me to complete?

Our New York defensive driving course is required by the state to meet a 6-hour length requirement. But remember – you can work through those 6 hours at whatever pace you choose, and you do not have to complete it all in one day (you can if you want to, of course). You must finish the course within 30 days of registration. 

 

This course is required by New York law to span 6 hours in length. To comply with this law, we (and all other online defensive driving schools) are required to place timers on each page of the course.  

 

Can I take this course if I got a ticket outside of New York?

Because we file your course completion directly with the New York DMV, in most circumstances this course can only be taken for tickets received in New York. Please defer to the court where you received your ticket if you have any additional questions.  

 

Is there a time limit to complete this course?

The NY state DMV requires you complete your course within 30 days of registration for the purposes of point reduction or insurance discount. If you fail to complete your course within the 30-day time frame, a new course will be created and you must start from the beginning. No refunds may be given.


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