NewYorkSafetyCouncil.com provides a New York DMV-approved defensive driving course for drivers to reduce up to four points on their record and get a mandatory car insurance discount for 3 years. This online course can be completed from the comfort of your home, or while you're on the go with a mobile device. Our experience has allowed us to develop a defensive driving course that is easy, fast and affordable.
Easy, Fast and Affordable
Our 100% online format is straightforward and entertaining. There is no final exam and we begin processing your certificate right away after you have finished. We offer an affordable online defensive driving course to help you maximize the benefits of point reduction and insurance discount.
How Online Defensive Driving Works
Simply sign-up and then you can begin taking the course right away! The Defensive Driving course takes 320 minutes to complete, as mandated by the state of New York — but don't worry, you don't have to take it all at once. You have 30 days to complete the course and you may sign off and on as often as you need. After successful completion of the course, we will mail you your original certificate of completion. It's that easy!
Our Defensive Driving Course at a Glance
- Easy & Entertaining Course
- No Final Exam
- Same Day Certificate Processing Available
- Approved by the New York State DMV
- Free Certificate & Electronic Reporting to DMV
- Reduces Up to 4 Points on Your License
- Guarantees 10% Car Insurance Discount
- 100% Online and New York DMV-Approved
To meet New York DMV requirements for your point reduction and insurance discount, you must pass content and module quizzes to complete the course. There is no final exam.
The defensive driving course includes four learning modules, and each module ends with a five-question quiz. You must pass all four module quizzes to successfully complete the course. The questions are multiple choice, and you have up to three attempts per quiz to earn a passing score of at least 75%. If you don’t pass after three attempts, you will be locked out of the course and must purchase the course again to restart your training.
In addition to module quizzes, you’re also required to pass content quizzes. There is one content quiz after each lesson. If you answer incorrectly, you will have the opportunity to answer up to three more questions. If you don’t pass on your third question attempt, you will be permanently locked out of the course and must re-register.
The DMV requires this course to use identity validation techniques to ensure that you are the only person who participates in your training. This course uses two fast and simple types of identity validation: security questions and voice biometrics.
For security questions, you will be prompted to answer a series of multiple-choice questions about yourself at the start of the course. These same questions will appear on your screen throughout the course, and you will have 45 seconds to answer each question correctly. If you fail to answer a question correctly after three tries, you will be locked out of the course and required to re-register.
For voice biometrics, you will provide a voice sample over the phone. At the start of the course, you'll be prompted to call a phone number, enter your unique student ID and read a series of numbers on your screen. Your voice will be recorded over the phone, and you'll be required to call back at several checkpoints throughout your training to provide new voice samples. The system will compare your original voice sample against the new samples to confirm your identity. You must pass each voice biometric checkpoint to successfully pass the course.