Classroom Photo by Michael Ocampo
Photo by Michael Ocampo

In New York State, you can receive a discount on your auto and motorcycle insurance by taking the Defensive Driver Course – and you can keep that discount for three years!

This course will also take points of your license, but anyone can take the course and anyone can get the insurance discount.

Watch local newspapers for announcements about upcoming classes at local libraries an community centers.

Here is a list of approved course providers.  Make sure the course you take is NYS DMV approved.

AARP offers a course specifically designed for people over 50 which costs only $12.  For a list of course dates and locations visit AARP.comor call 888-AARP-NOW.

Learn more about the Point & Insurance Reduction Program on the NYS DMV website.