Defensive Driving





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Our New York State Approved Defensive Driving Course is designed to equip drivers with the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to navigate the roads safely and effectively. Whether you are a new driver, a seasoned motorist looking to enhance your safety awareness, or someone seeking to improve your driving record, this course provides essential training in defensive driving techniques. Upon completion, through the Points and Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP), you can receive a reduction of four (4) points off your license accrued within the last eighteen (18) months or reduce your auto insurance by ten (10) percent. This savings is good for three (3) years. To keep this deduction current, it is recommended to take the course six (6) months prior to the three (3) year anniversary of the expiration date of your last certificate.

Course Format:
Our Defensive Driving Course combines classroom instruction with interactive discussions and practical exercises. You will have the opportunity to apply defensive driving techniques in a controlled environment to build confidence and competence behind the wheel.

Key Topics Covered:
• Defensive Driving Fundamentals: Learn the core principles of defensive driving, including awareness, anticipation, and preparedness to handle unexpected situations.
• Risk Assessment: Understand how to assess potential road hazards, identify aggressive drivers, and proactively mitigate risks.
• Safe Driving Practices: Discover techniques for maintaining a safe following distance, using mirrors effectively, and managing speed in various traffic conditions.
• Collision Avoidance: Gain practical skills in emergency maneuvers, such as evasive steering and controlled braking, to avoid collisions.
• Distracted Driving Awareness: Learn about the dangers of distracted driving and strategies to stay focused on the road.
• Handling Adverse Conditions: Develop the ability to navigate adverse weather conditions, low visibility, and slippery roads safely.
• Traffic Laws and Regulations: Review important traffic laws, road signs, and regulations to ensure compliance and safety.
• Driver Fatigue and Stress Management: Understand the risks associated with driver fatigue and stress, and learn techniques to stay alert and calm while driving.

Who Should Attend:
• New Drivers: Ideal for individuals who have recently obtained their driver's license and want to start their driving journey with a strong foundation in safety.
• Experienced Drivers: Seasoned drivers can benefit from this course by refreshing their defensive driving skills and staying updated on current best practices.
• Traffic Offenders: Individuals seeking to reduce traffic violation points on their driving record or fulfill court-mandated requirements.
• Fleet Operators: Companies can improve the safety of their employees on the road and potentially reduce insurance costs by having their drivers complete this course.

Invest in your safety and the safety of others on the road by enrolling in our Defensive Driving Course. Whether you are looking to become a more responsible and skilled driver or aiming to improve your driving record, this course will empower you with the tools and knowledge to drive defensively and confidently.



Once the course is completed and submitted, your New York Points and Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP) Certificate will be distributed to the student on a later date. Students will be notified via email or phone when the certificate is ready for pick up. Those participating for points reduction, your completion is notified to the New York State DMV within ten (10) weeks. Once the NYS DMV has the information, they will reduce up to four (4) points off your driving record accrued within the last eighteen (18) months.


ON-TIME ATtendance & participation in all parts

Driver License

Valid Email Address

Valid Phone Number


Bring a Pad & Pen To Take Notes

Bring Food/Drinks – There will not be A dedicated lunch hour during this course.


APRIL 18 - 9AM-3PM

MAY 16 - 4PM-10PM

JUNE 13 - 9AM-3PM


artemis on-site classroom/range
       444 saw mill river road, rt 9, elmsford