Online Courses for New York Drivers
Frequently Asked Questions
Who needs the New York Online Defensive Driving Course (IPIRP)?
New York drivers can benefit from the online defensive driving course in a number of ways. If you received a traffic ticket, you can take the course to reduce points from your driving record. You can also complete the defensive driving course to satisfy a court order or get a 10% auto insurance discount for three years.
Who needs the New York 5-Hour Online Pre-Licensing Course?
The New York 5-Hour Online Pre-Licensing Course is designed for new drivers over age 18 who are seeking a New York driver license. Teens seeking a junior driver license (Class DJ) or junior motorcycle license (Class MJ) are not eligible for the NYSDMV Online Pre-Licensing Program (OPL). At this time, they are required to take the 5-hour course in the classroom.
How can I get a 10% discount on my auto insurance rate?
Any New York driver who completes the New York Online Defensive Driving course will receive a mandatory 10% discount on their car insurance premiums for three years. When your discount expires, you can retake the course to renew your savings for another three years.
How can I avoid points on my record after getting a traffic ticket?
By completing the New York Online Defensive Driving course, you can reduce points from your driving record and avoid penalties that could result in a suspended or revoked license. Once you pass the course, the NYSDMV will reduce up to four points that were added to your record in the past 18 months.