New York Defensive Driving Course
Sponsoring and Delivery Agency: American Safety Council, Inc.
New York State DMV Sponsoring Agency Code: 029
Course Name: New York Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course
Course Delivery Method: Internet (100% Online)
Course Duration: 320 minutes (minimum)
Support Phone Number: 877-689-0674
Initial Course Price: $48.95
Voice Biometrics — Student calls in during course to validate identity
Personal Questions — Student answers questions in course to validate identity
Course Testing: Four end-of-module quizzes with 5 questions each; No final exam
DiscountCertificate/Reporting: ASC issues certificates and reports completion to New York DMV
Insurance Premium Reduction
10% reduction on each year, for 3 years, in base rate of motorist's current automobile liability, no-fault and collision premiums
Discount is mandated by New York to- To receive discount, student must present completion certificate to insurer
Course does not prevent general premium increases or increases due to violations or accidents
Person completing course must be principal operator of insured vehicle to get reduction
Reduces as many as 4 points from record
Does not remove, delete, subtract or erase violations, convictions or points
Cannot reduce points lower than zero
Points can be reduced once within 18 months
Reduced points remain on record but are not counted by NYS DMV against license
Does not prevent or cancel a mandatory revocation or suspension for violations such as
DWI, DWAI or three speeding violations within 18
Validation and Quizzes
Student is required to correctly answer personal validation questions within 45 seconds; If the student misses three validation questions, the student will be excluded from the course.
Student is required to validate his or her voice biometric within 60 seconds; if the student fails two Voice Print biometric validations, the student will be excluded from the course.
Student is required to answer 5 questions at the end of each module, score a minimum of 75% and complete the quiz within 5 minutes; The student has three chances to correctly pass the quiz.
Paris Kirwan Associates, Inc. receives a referral fee of $26 if you complete the course.
The purchase of this course is entirely optional.