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1-Hour Course

Many drivers use the 1-hour version to get their defensive driving discount

6-Hour Course

Choose the 6-hour version to meet specific insurance or court requirements

Discounted Insurance Rates

Save up to 10% on your car insurance premium with a defensive driving discount. Ask your agent to see if you qualify.


Certificate of Completion

Your customized certificate is emailed immediately after completing the course. Keep a digital copy for your records.

Mobile Friendly

Start the course at home on your laptop and finish up on the subway using your tablet or cell phone. Just don’t take it while you’re behind the wheel!

Money-Back Guarantee

No risk with our money-back guarantee. Take the course for an insurance discount. If your agency doesn’t accept our certificate of completion, you get your money back

Our New York Defensive Driver Program Features:

    • Access to course content any time, available 24/7
    • Cinematic quality full-screen video
    • Fully narrated with closed captioning options
    • Agents available for live chat if you have questions
    • Only $24.95 without any hidden fees

Move Beyond Traditional Learning

If you’re expecting a course that takes boring text straight from the instructional manual and puts it on your screen, you’ll be disappointed. Our New York Defensive Driving Course uses drone footage and interactive scenarios to put you in the driver’s seat. Learn how you would react in dangerous situations – without the danger!

And, you can easily start and stop our course as your schedule allows, and even transfer it to another device. So whether you’re safe at home or on the go, you’ll be able to strengthen your driving skills and prepare yourself to tackle the streets and highways of New York.

Full-Screen Video

Our New York courses put you in the middle of the action with high-quality video. No matter what device you’re using, it will fill your entire screen so you don’t miss a thing! You’ll have the best views of driving situations and road hazards while you learn.

Animated Graphics

You’ll also find engaging animations that emphasize critical information. Animated graphics keep you involved in the learning process.

Emailed Completion Certificate

After completing a New York Defensive Driving course, you’ll get a completion certificate that can be printed or emailed to your insurance agent as proof that you passed the course. You can also have your certificate emailed straight to your agent so you can start saving right away!

DriveSafe Online can save you hundreds of dollars on your Mississippi car insurance


DriveSafe Online’s New York Defensive Driving Courses can save you hundreds of dollars on your auto insurance. The savings last for three years once you complete the course.

Can you afford to wait?

New York Course Example: Distracted Driving
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Take the Shortest Defensive Driving Course in New York

You’ll learn about traffic safety, driver behavior, defensive driving techniques, and driving laws in the shortest time allowed in New York. Whether you’re taking the course for the first time or as a refresher, you can rest assured that our course won’t waste your time.

Relax! We’ve Got a Money-Back Guarantee!

No need to worry that you won’t get your money’s worth. Use our certificate of completion to save on your auto insurance premium. If you don’t get the discount, you’ll get your money back! So, there’s absolutely no risk when you register for our course.

Our New York Online Driver Traffic School Offers These Benefits:

  • Practice quizzes to help you prepare for the assessment
  • Receive up to a 10% reduction in auto insurance premiums
  • Have your certificate of completion emailed immediately after successful course completion
  • Get the best online defensive driving course in New York for only $24.95

Frequently Asked Questions

Information About DriveSafe Online’s New York Course

What is the best online defensive driving course in New York?

We get it. You have a lot of options in choosing a defensive driving course. Even after you’ve narrowed it down to online learning, you might still be wondering what’s the best course you can take.

The answer is DriveSafe Online’s New York Defensive Driving course. Our unique approach uses drone footage and interactive scenarios to give you a perspective you won’t find anywhere else. And our 25 years of experience has won us awards in categories like best content, best advance in technology, and best innovation.

We offer a great course at a great price, so choose DriveSafe Online for your defensive driving needs.

How long is the online New York defensive driving course?

Your time is valuable, and we promise not to waste it. DriveSafe Online provides you with the shortest defensive driving course allowed in New York. Our defensive driving solution is quick and efficient – no time wasting here!

We offer courses as short as one hour, so check with your insurance company to see what they require for a defensive driving discount. With our interesting videos and scenarios, the time will speed by.

How much is an online defensive driving course for New Yorkers?

Whether you’re taking an online defensive driver course for an insurance discount or to satisfy New York court requirements after getting a traffic ticket, driver improvement courses are worth your time and effort.

You’ll pay just $24.95 for the DriveSafe Online Defensive Driving Course. That’s a one-time fee, with no surprise charges. You won’t pay a penny more for our excellent customer service or your certificate of completion.

How often can you take a defensive driving course in NY?

Defensive driving courses have a lot of advantages. They help refresh skills you may not use very often, they keep you up-to-date on new techniques and rules of the road, and they build your confidence when you’re behind the wheel.

You’re welcome to take the DriveSafe Online New York Defensive Driving course as often as you feel you need it, but your insurance discount will be in effect for 3 years. That means in as little as 1 hour every 3 years you can save up to 10% on your auto insurance premiums. Check with your insurance carrier to find out what they require for a discount and how much you can save.

How can I lower my car insurance in New York?

Car ownership is expensive, from the initial purchase price to regular maintenance and paying for parking. It’s smart to look for discounts wherever you can find them.

The DriveSafe Online New York defensive driving course can save you up to 10% of your car insurance premium. The discount is typically applied to the base rate of the primary operator’s insurance. Check with your insurance agent to see if you qualify and to find out their requirements for a defensive driving discount.

Getting your New York Insurance Discount

Successful completion of our course may allow you to receive up to a 10% reduction on your auto insurance if you qualify. This discount is typically applied to the base rate of the primary operator’s insurance.

The discount stays in effect for three years after the course is completed. You can take the course at that time to renew the discount for an additional three years and continue your savings.

After completing a New York Defensive Driving course, you will receive a completion certificate that can be printed or emailed to your insurance agent as proof that you passed the course. You can also have your certificate emailed straight to your agent so you can start saving right away!

How much does a defensive driving course save you in NY?

The most well-intentioned drivers may find themselves on the wrong end of a traffic ticket. This could mean a court date, fines, and points on your driving record that could lead to increased insurance rates.

But there may be another option. If your court allows it, you may be able to remove the violation from your driving record, and avoid points and fines, by completing the DriveSafe Online driver improvement course. Check with your court to find out what their course requirements are and to see if you qualify to take a course to help with your ticket.

New York’s Driver Violation Point System

Traffic tickets in New York are assigned points, which go on your driving record to help the DMV identify high-risk drivers. These points can increase the driver’s insurance rates. Drivers who accumulate more than 11 points within 18 months may have their licenses suspended.

Some of the most common traffic violations and their points include:

  • Failure to signal – 2 points
  • Speeding by 1-10 mph over the posted limit – 3 points
  • Running a stop sign or red light – 3 points
  • Failing to stop for a school bus or school vehicle – 5 points
  • Improper cell phone use or texting while driving – 5 points
  • Reckless driving – 5 points
  • Speeding by more than 40 mph over the posted limit – 11 points


Additional violations and the points assigned to them can be found online.


Drivers can check their points using the MyDMV system.

New York DMV Information

Many motor vehicle services provided by New York DMV are available online. However, if you choose to conduct your motor vehicle business in person, it is recommended that you visit an office within your county. Office locations can be found on the DMV website. The website also allows you to make reservations to shorten your wait for services.

Residents of New York should also be aware of the Green Light law. This law, formally named the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, allows all New York residents age 16 and older to apply for a learner’s permit or standard license regardless of citizenship or lawful status in the United States. Licenses or permits issued under the Green Light law are non-commercial and not for federal use. For more information, including how to apply under the Green Light law, visit the New York DMV.


New York Driver’s License

New Drivers

New York residents who have never held a driver’s license in any state, and who are 16 years of age or older, will need to start with a learner’s permit. Applicants need to apply in person, provide proof of identity, and pass a written test, along with paying the applicable fee.

Drivers with a learner’s permit will need to complete a driver education course and have supervised driving experience prior to taking a road test. Once an evaluator approves the road test, the driver can obtain a standard driver’s license.

More information on the driver’s licensing process for new drivers, including acceptable forms of identification and fees, can be found on the New York DMV website.

New York License Renewal

Drivers with an expiring New York license can apply for renewal up to 1 year before and 2 years after the date of expiration. Keep in mind, however, that it is against the law to drive with an expired license and doing so may incur additional penalties and fees.

Renewal can be completed online if you are not changing your license class, don’t need an updated photo, and have had an approved provider give you a vision exam and report your results to the DMV. You can also choose to renew by mail or in person.

New York REAL ID

If you plan to use your driver’s license as proof of identity for boarding domestic flights in the near future, you will need to ensure that you have a REAL ID. The New York Online Document Guide can provide you with the documents you will need in order to obtain a REAL ID.

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25 Years of Training Experience

DriveSafe Online® defensive driving courses are developed by the same award-winning eLearning team trusted by top companies around the world to train millions of people. 

Some of our clients and partners include Oracle, Hyatt, Cessna, Kellogg’s, PepsiCo and Georgia-Pacific. We have been creating online courses since 1994. In fact, we helped develop many innovative standards you see in online courses today. 

Simply put, we know what it takes to create online courses that are interesting, fun to take and actually help you learn.

Our work has earned multiple awards for:

  •   Best content
  •   Best advance in technology
  •   Best innovation

Now our team is focused on revolutionizing online driver education.

DriveSafe Online courses merge unique graphics and animations, interactive scenarios with narrated stories and video demonstrations—including in-car and drone footage—to deliver safe driving information like no other online defensive driving course available today.

Our mission is to develop a better way to help you:

  •   Save money on your auto insurance
  •   Meet court-ordered driver improvement plans
  •   Dismiss traffic tickets or reduce points
  •   Reinforce your driver road knowledge
  •   Become a safer driver

The way we see it, we all share the same streets and highways. If we each take the time to do our part to understand driving laws and regulations, improve our driving performance, and be courteous to other drivers, the roads will be safer for everyone to enjoy. 

Drive smart. Drive confident. And always, DriveSafe.

Your Road to Savings

Defensive driver education can reduce your insurance premium up to 10%. Are you ready to save money?