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National Safety Council New York Defensive Driving Course. Reduce Points and Lower Insurance Premiums Today!

Congratulations! The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles IPIRP, Internet Point and Insurance Reduction Program, has approved the National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course. Complete the New York Defensive Driving Course and reduce up to four points on your New York State driving record and become eligible for insurance rate reductions of 10% on no-fault, collision and liability premiums for three years. Upon successful completion of the course, your information will be electronically transmitted to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and the DMV will then apply the point reduction to your driving record up to four points. Submit a copy of the Certificate of Completion to your insurance provider for premium reduction. Guaranteed 100% pass rate!

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USA Training Company $49.95
New York Safety Council $48.95
Empire Safety Council $44.95
New York Safety Program $49.95
National Safety Council $39.95
as of May 2014
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  • About the Course
Defensive driving is easier and more economical because the National Safety Council and SafetyServe.com have developed an updated online defensive driving course for New York based on proven content from the prestigious National Safety Council. Since 1964 more than 68 million drivers have learned to protect themselves and their families with courses featuring the most comprehensive, in-depth driver training curriculum based on the instructor-led courses from the NSC. If you are interested in NSC classroom training please click here.

The National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course uses state-of-the-art animation, sound and graphics in an engaging, interactive learning environment where students analyze real driving situations, spot driving hazards and identify and execute the correct defenses. The defensive driving course covers strategies and tactics to reduce the chance of collisions, how drugs, alcohol, distractions, emotions, fatigue and conditions affect driving decisions, the physical forces involved in a collision, the importance of occupant safety devices like seat belts and child seats and how to use them correctly. Included is a special section on driver training for the unique skills and situations specific to New York.

The convenient bookmark feature offers the ability to log in and out of the course as often as you like to accommodate your schedule. The goal of the defensive driving course is to train drivers in collision prevention techniques while promoting an attitude of mutual understanding, courtesy and cooperation on the road. The National Safety Council, founded in 1913, is the most trusted and respected safety education provider the world.

Certificate Process
Upon completion of the course you will be asked to verify your mailing address and an original Certificate of Completion from The National Safety Council will be mailed to you within fourteen days.

The New York State DMV requires that the course provide a minimum of 320 minutes of instruction and must be completed within thirty days.

Course Outline:
Introduction and Pre Test

Session 1: Get Defensive About It
  • Recognize the need for and benefits of defensive driving.
  • Identify risky driving attitudes and behaviors.
  • Explain what it means to be a defensive driver.
  • Recognize that defensive driving involves both legal and personal responsibilities.
  • Determine if a collision was preventable or non-preventable.
  • List the three basic steps in the Defensive Driving Course Collision Prevention Formula.
  • Session 1 Quiz
Session 2: Making Driving Choices
  • Identify the personal benefits of using occupant protection systems.
  • Explain the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving ability.
  • Identify physical and mental driver conditions that may affect driving abilities.
  • List techniques you can use to maintain control in adverse driving situations.
  • Session 2 Quiz
Session 3: What Conditions Drive You?
  • Conduct an exterior and interior vehicle check before driving.
  • Identify five uncontrollable driving conditions that contribute to collisions.
  • Identify the driving hazards associated with these driving conditions in time to avoid them.
  • List defensive driving maneuvers that help drivers maintain control for each uncontrollable driving condition.
  • Session 3 Quiz
Session 4: The Choice Is Yours
  • List the six most common types of driving errors that contribute to collisions.
  • Identify the reasons drivers chose to speed.
  • List alternatives to speeding.
  • Explain how to safely approach and proceed through all intersections.
  • Explain how to make safe and legal turns.
  • Identify the hazards involved in passing.
  • Explain how to evaluate a potential passing situation.
  • Explain the three steps needed to complete a safe pass.
  • Explain how to avoid a head-on collision.
  • Determine safe following distance.
  • Session 4 Quiz
Session 5: Driving in New York
  • Recognize the non-commercial types of drivers’ licenses available in the state of New York.
  • Identify several basic functions of the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Identify and interpret common traffic control and highway markings found on New York roadways.
  • List several rules associated with parking, standing and stopping.
  • Explain the ways that bicyclists and motorcyclists safely share the roadways of New York with other vehicles.
  • Session 5 Quiz
Session 6: What are you willing to do?
  • Choose the appropriate defensive driving strategy to avoid a collision in any given driving situation.
  • Identify personal behaviors and decisions you will make in future driving situations to avoid collisions and violations.
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