Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published May 2nd 2011
If you are not quite sure that you're ready to brave New York City traffic, or if you have tried braving the traffic and have unfortunately racked up a violation or two, defensive driving lessons might be just the thing for you. Besides teaching you how to safely and confidently navigate New York City traffic, taking these courses may also help you improve your driving record.
There are several ways you can learn about and enroll in defensive driving lessons in New York. You should be able to find one close to where you live or work that suits your needs.
The State of New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offers defensive driving courses. You can call, go online, or visit your nearest DMV office to sign up for defensive driving courses as well as find out the dates and times for the courses.
Taking defensive driving courses through the DMV offers several advantages.
You may be able to get a reduction in your automobile insurance as a result of completing the course successfully.
Successful completion of a defensive driving course may result in a reduction of points that have been placed against your driver's license for various traffic violations.
You may be able to apply for another position with your present employer or find a new job upon successful completion of a defensive driving course, especially if your job requires operating a motor vehicle on a frequent basis.
Transact Defensive Driving Information
This entity of the DMV provides more information on the ways in which you can take defensive driving courses (online or at a physical location) as well as different ways that the successful completion of the course will be applied to your driver's history. As mentioned earlier, it can mean a reduction in points, and this reduction may be implemented as soon as the information concerning the defensive is entered into the computer. When you check your information, you will see where the point reduction has been applied, although you will not see a number figure. You can get that information by requesting it from New York DMV.
New York Defensive Driving Directory
This driving directory lists the different places where you can take defensive driving courses as well as the types of courses. You can take courses that are designed for different makes of cars, courses that are intended for teenage drivers, and other specialized courses. You won't be sorry if you take defensive driving courses for New York traffic. You'll be a much improved motor vehicle operator.