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.
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