New York Classroom Defensive Driving

About The Course:

Our certified instructors teach Empire Safety Council courses in a traditional classroom setting in either a 2-day (3hrs per day) or 1-day (6hrs) format. There is no formal testing with this class and your insurance savings will begin the day of completion to the course.

What Is Included:

The price of the course includes all classroom materials, student workbook, DMV transmittal to record completion on each students driving record and a tamper proof certificate mailed to each student for their insurance reduction. Students who complete the 6 hour course are eligible for a 10% discount on bodily injury, property damage, personal injury protection and collision auto insurance premiums for 3 YEARS! Also, each student has the ability to reduce up to 4 points on their Motor Vehicle Report for violations occurring in the last 18 months. This Defensive Driving Class is recognized and approved by all NYS Insurance Carriers and NYS DMV.

The Lesson Plan:

The lesson plan is distinguished from other sponsors with a state specific lesson plan that is referenced with the NY State Vehicle & Traffic Law manual. There's no generic course here! With our informative workbook by our side, joined by a few safety education films, and an easygoing, stress free atmosphere we will share our experiences and help each other become more knowledgeable drivers. Adventure into traffic safety awareness!

Call Our Office To Sign Up For A Classroom Course: 877.546.6474

Group Classes

Who Could Take Advantage?

  • Businesses/Offices
  • Corporate Training Programs
  • Schools - For Teachers or Students
  • Libraries
  • Synagogues/Churches
  • Local Municipalities
  • Government Agencies
  • Fire Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Small Groups of Family/Friends

Discounts To The Commercial Auto Policy:

  • For commercial policies that the operator is rated on an experience basis or any other commercial rate plan recognizing the individual characteristics of the risks, the 10% discount may NOT apply.
  • For commercial policies that are rated in accordance with private passenger manual rules, the 10% discount would apply as it would to private passenger vehicles.
  • For All Other Commercial Risks there are two possibilities:
    • Where there is a clearly defined principal operator who has completed an approved Defensive Driving Course, the 10% discount should be given for the specific commercial motor vehicle(s) operated by that operator. This occurs in cases where management assigns specific operators to specific vehicles.
    • Where there is only one commercial vehicle covered by the policy, but multiple authorized operators, the 10% discount is given only when all operators of that commercial vehicle have successfully completed an approved Defensive Driving Course.

Why Choose Our Agency For Group Classes?

  • We offer you the freedom of choosing a location that works for your group! You can either have small group classes held in our office in Merrick, or you can request approval to have up to 40 students at your location! (Number of students depends on size of classroom) Let our instructors come to you!
  • Our Professional and Flexible instructors give you the flexibility needed with class dates and times. What works for your group? Do you want the class split up into two days? Early Morning Class? After school hours class? We will do everything we can to make the scheduling work for you.
  • We offer group discounts based on the number of students that will attend. The more students, the more you save!
  • We also offer Fundraising! We will work with your group to plan out the pricing to ensure you raise the money you are looking to raise!
  • We have informational flyers that can be made specific to your class date for advertising/mailing lists/handouts. We will be happy to email you copies for distribution.
  • Our instructors are upbeat and keep the class moving, plus you get to watch some videos! No boring monotone voices here.

Attention Employers/Training Managers: Proven Effective Employee Health and Safety Program!

Did You Know: Job related vehicle accidents cost employers $22,000 in property damage and $110,000 in personal injury costs for each collision? Not to mention additional costs due to lost productivity, absenteeism, missed deadlines, vehicle downtime, traffic violations and collisions which occur off the job. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration report, The Cost of Injuries to Employers, estimates that a proven effective traffic safety program saves employers $50,000 per million vehicle miles driven.

By NYS Law, your employees receive a 10% discount on automobile liability, personal injury protection and collision insurance premiums for 3 YEARS in only 6 HOURS! They will also be able to reduce up to 4 traffic violations points on their driving record every 18 months. Empire Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course is a fast, easy and inexpensive way to provide employees with a proven effective driver safety program.

On-Site instructor led workshops may be conveniently scheduled for day, evening or weekend classes. There are no start-up costs because tuition may be paid by the employees or you may offer it as an employee benefit. This class has demonstrated up to an 18% reduction for traffic accidents and 57.3% reduction in repeat traffic offenses. Employees who take and complete the course learn lifetime safety skills and are safer both on and off the job.

Call Our Office To Schedule A Class: 877.546.6474

Contact Us

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    New York

    1687 Merrick Avenue, P.O. Box 704, Merrick, NY 11566
    Phone: 516.546.5500
    Fax: 516.546.5535

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    Central Florida
    8615 Commodity Circle, Suite 15
    Orlando, FL 32819
    Phone: 877.546.6474
    Phone: 407.720.7998
    Fax: 516.546.5535

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