I Drive Safely: Your Path to Point Relief in the Empire State

by Jim Thompson | Last Updated: October 5, 2023

Looking for a hassle-free way to reduce your driving record points or save on insurance rates in New York? Look no further than the NY DMV-approved New York Defensive Driving (a.k.a.”PIRP”) course offered by I Drive Safely. With over 9 million satisfied students and a 100% online program, it’s the ideal solution for getting your ticket taken care of quickly and easily.

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Transform Your Driving Record with I Drive Safely’s PIRP Course

The true magic of I Drive Safely’s PIRP course lies in its ability to reduce points from your driving record with ease. By successfully completing the course and meeting the requirements, you can say goodbye to driving record points. No more worries about license suspension—you’re on your way to a cleaner, safer driving record.

What’s better than lower points? Lower car insurance premiums! I Drive Safely’s PIRP course can also qualify you for a 10% premium discount.

Anytime, Anywhere Learning

Life is busy, and attending traditional classes can be a hassle. That’s why I Drive Safely brings the PIRP course to your fingertips. No need to rearrange your schedule or commute to a physical classroom. With I Drive Safely’s online PIRP course, you can learn from the comfort of your own space, at your own pace. Whether you’re on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, I Drive Safely ensures a seamless and user-friendly learning experience.

Have more questions about how all this works? Check out our New York Guide to Repairing Your Driving Record

User-Friendly Learning

I Drive Safely has teamed up with experts in learning theory and education professionals to create an interactive and multimedia-rich driving course. You’ll find videos, audio clips, slideshows, graphics, and more, all carefully designed to enhance your learning experience. 

With I Drive Safely, you can expect an engaging and enjoyable journey to becoming a safer and more informed driver.

The course contains 8 concise chapters, expertly covering every aspect of safe driving. From New York traffic laws and road signs to defensive driving techniques and handling tricky driving situations, this course leaves no stone unturned. Each chapter concludes with a 10-question quiz, and to complete the course and receive your course completion certificate, you’ll need to earn an 80% score on the final 20-question exam. 

Fast Certificate Processing and a Support Team Behind You Every Step of the Way

Once you pass the final exam, I Drive Safely wastes no time in processing your New York defensive driving course completion certificate. No lengthy waiting periods or bureaucratic delays. Your certificate will be promptly sent to you via email, ready for submission to your court or insurance company. And, if you ever find yourself in need of assistance or guidance during your course, the dedicated customer service team at I Drive Safely is just a call, chat, or email away.

Clean Up Your Driving Record and Take Control of Your Driving Future 

If you’re ready to clean up that driving record and start saving some serious money on your car insurance, look no further than the New York defensive driving course offered by I Drive Safely. Approved by the DMV for acceptance by all local courts and renowned for its convenience and quality, it’s the perfect opportunity to take control of your driving future. Don’t wait any longer—sign up today and experience the top-notch service and results that I Drive Safely is known for. Your new, improved driving record awaits!

New York

The longer you wait, the longer 'til it's over...

Don’t rush it! Before that button gets mashed, make sure you’re dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s.

No traffic school repeats allowed!

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Clean Up Your NY Driving Record Fast: Save Time and Money!

Here are the steps you need to follow to receive the benefits of a NY DMV-approved PIRP course:

If you have received a ticket:

  1. Contact your court to confirm eligibility for the PIRP program. Eligibility is based on violation type and time since completing your last course.
  2. Enroll in and complete a PIRP course through a New York Department of Motor Vehicles approved provider prior to your scheduled hearing date.
  3. Obtain a course completion certificate from the PIRP provider upon finishing all course materials.
  4. File the original completion certificate with the court handling your traffic citation before the scheduled hearing.
  5. Present a copy of the completion certificate to the judge/prosecutor when attending your hearing.
  6. Pay any administrative court fees or remaining fines per the outcome of your case. Dismissal or reduction of fines varies.
  7. Confirm any adjustments made to the traffic citation charges and points assessed against your driver’s license with the court and NY DMV.
  8. If all requirements are met, up to 4 points may be reduced from your license record. The traffic citation may also potentially be reduced to a lesser charge or dismissed entirely.Submit a copy of your completion certificate to your auto insurance carrier to receive a discount on premiums.

Check your license status on the NY DMV website approximately 10 weeks after finishing the to ensure your reduced point total has been posted.

Please remember that this list serves only as a general guideline. Be sure to contact your court or the NY DMV for specific eligibility and procedural details.

If you are taking the course for insurance discount ONLY:

  1. Enroll in and complete a PIRP course through a NY DMV-approved provider. Ensure the provider submits notification electronically.
  2. Obtain a completion certificate from the provider as proof of finishing the course materials.
  3. Present certificate to auto insurance carrier within 90 days of PIRP course completion to receive premium discount.
  4. Insurance premium discount can start from the date of course completion. Enjoy!

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