NY Online Defensive Driving

New York has had Defensive Driving courses for many years but in the Summer of 2009 the NY DMV approved the first online course.

Both the classroom and online versions of the NY Defensive Driving Course offer the same benefits: Insurance Savings and Points Reduction.

Now you can take your Defensive Driving class all online and on your schedule. And you can come and go (login and logout) and take up to 30 days.

Online Course Signup

Online Course Information

To take the NY Defensive Driving Course you must have a Drivers License.  The first step you complete will be to enter your drivers license number. That is to make sure you get proper credit with the NY DMV for completing the course.

How the Online Defensive Driving Course Works

The general purpose of the course is to refresh you knowledge of traffic laws and safe driving techniques.

The course will take at least 6 hours but you can spread that out over several days as you can come and go on your schedule. The course must be completed within 30 days of registration.

When you complete the course the DMV is automatically notified and a notice will be entered on your driving record. And the DMV computer system will automatically reduce the active point total by up to 4 points.

Online Course Modules

The online course is divided into modules or chapters. To complete a chapter you read the materials provided.

Online Course Modules

  • New York Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course Introduction
  • Traffic Crash Problems
  • Human Factors
  • Man Machine & Environment
  • New York State Traffic Laws

When you complete a chapter you take a quiz and can take the quiz over if necessary.

There is no final exam.