1601 Gravesend Neck Road Brooklyn, NY 11229

Defensive driving course

Reduce points and insurance rate

The Point and Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP)
PIRP is also known as the Defensive Driving Course or Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course. It is a comprehensive driver safety course which provides knowledge and techniques for safe and lawful driving. Amethyst driving school offer the course. To be approved by DMV, courses must meet strict standards for the type of information presented and program effectiveness.

What are the benefits of taking a Defensive Driving/Accident Prevention course?
Completing an approved course will

refresh your driving knowledge
help to prevent you from losing your license in the event you accrued 11 or more points on your driving record
4 points are ‘subtracted’ for the purposes of calculating a suspension if you have 11 or more points
the tickets/points do not physically come off your driving record
learn about the New York State point system
reduce the base rate of your auto and motorcycle insurance premiums 10% each year for three years
Completing a course does not

prevent a mandatory suspension or revocation
eliminate your responsibility to pay a driver responsibility assessment
give you a way to reduce future driver violation points

How can I find a course?
You can take a course in a classroom of Ametyst diving school or online.

How long is a classroom course?
The classroom course is 320 minutes long. It is presented in one or more sessions. The course must include essential information about traffic safety. It must cover these and other topics: driver attitude and behavior, defensive driving techniques, and the Vehicle & Traffic Law. No formal testing is required to complete the course.

How much does the course cost?
Amerhyst driving school provide $49.00 online and $65.00 in class

danielle josef
danielle josef
17:50 09 May 19
I took 10 lessons with Roman, passed my road test on my first try. Roman is very professional and a great instructor , he gave me all the tips and taught me how to be a safe driver. Most important to pass my road test Go to Amethyst driving school and Take Roman to be your instructor. You will pass on the first try . Thank you Roman for everything. If I did so can everyone else ✌🏼read more
Julia Bashkatova
Julia Bashkatova
00:23 08 May 19
Great experience. A big thank you to Roman for being such an incredible instructor. He built my confidence and wanted to see me succeed. Thank you Amethyst !read more
Oksana Demyter
Oksana Demyter
15:33 29 Apr 19
Had a great 10 lessons with Roman. Experienced teacher with a lot of patience. And got my license from the 1 time! Never drove before in my life!read more
Klaudia P-ski
Klaudia P-ski
22:55 11 Apr 19
Amethyst Driving School is a very good place to learn how to drive. The staff is very friendly and helpful. My instructor Alex was very nice. He is calm and patient and helped me throughout my learning experience. I began my classes in February with little driving experience but today is April 11 and I just passed my road test, thanks to Alex. I highly recommend this school.read more
Andres T
Andres T
17:17 22 Feb 19
The best driving school in Brooklyn! Very professional and helpful. My instructor Roman was an absolutely great teacher. Very knowledgeable, kind, and professional. He helped me learn how to drive from no prior knowledge. He really prepared me for the road test perfectly. Passed my road test on the first try. I now feel like I have great skills to be a driver on the road. Thank you Roman! Also thank you to the staff at amethyst driving school they were also very helpful and nice. Price was great for lessons and the 5-hr class. I recommend this driving school for all new drivers.read more
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