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The Point & Insurance Reduction Program (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. This course provides everything required by NYS Internet Point and Insurance Reduction Programs. By completing this course, your will be eligible for a 10% automobile insurance reduction for the next 3 years and a four point driving record reduction.
How long is the PIRP course?
The course is six (6) hours long, and is presented online and taken at your leisure.
After completing the PIRP course, how do I receive the insurance reduction?
American Safety, Inc. will mail you a completion certificate within 14 days after you complete the course. If you present your certificate to your insurance company or agent within 90 days after course completion, your liability and collision premium reduction will begin immediately, retroactive to the date you completed the course. If you present your certificate more than 90 days after course completion, the insurer may issue the premium discount effective from the date presented. If you do not receive your certificate within eight weeks after completion, immediately contact the program sponsor. You may take the course once every 36 months to maintain insurance reduction benefits.
Will the PIRP course prevent my insurance company from raising my premiums?
No. Insurance reduction does not prevent general premium increases, or premium increases due to violations or accidents. It provides a 10% reduction for three years, from the base rate of your current liability, no-fault and collision premiums.
What if more than one person named on a policy completes the PIRP course?
The insurance premium reduction applies to all motor vehicles principally operated by the motorist who completes the course. The discount can be applied to only one driver for each covered vehicle.
If I complete a DMV approved motorcycle safety/accident prevention course, does the insurance reduction benefit extend to my automobile coverage?
Yes. The reduction applies to the liability and collision insurance premiums for both your motorcycle and automobile.
Will youthful operators and drivers participating in assigned risk pool receive the insurance premium discount?
Yes. Any insured driver who is the principal operator and completes a Point & Insurance Reduction Program course will receive the discount.
If a youthful operator is already receiving a driver education discount, will the PIRP discount also be applied?
Check with your insurance company or agent to find out if both discounts will be given at the same time.
After I complete the PIRP course, how do I receive the point reduction?
American Safety, Inc. is the PIRP sponsor and will notify the DMV within ten weeks after you complete the course. A notice will then be entered on your driving record, and the DMV computer will automatically reduce your active point total by up to four points.Important: Completion of a course under the “Point & Insurance Reduction Program” does not remove, delete, subtract, or erase any violation, conviction, or notice of original number of points from your driving record. Even after you complete the course, most violations, conviction and points assessed will continue to show on your driving record for up to four years. Violations and convictions involving drugs or alcohol will remain on your driving record for ten years. “Point reduction” means the DMV will not count up to four points on your driving record toward license revocation or suspension.
How do I know my driving record shows my PIRP course completion?
If you need to verify the course completion has been entered on your record, you may request a copy of your driving record from the DMV. To do so, you must complete a “Request for Driver and/or Vehicle Record Information” form available at any motor vehicle office. You may also download this form from the DMV internet website. If your course completion is not noted on your driving record more than ten weeks after you completed it, contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
What effect does point reduction have on my license and driving record?
Point reduction applies only to points assessed for violations that occurred within the eighteen months immediately before course completion. It does not affect points for earlier violations, and cannot be used as “credit” against future violations or points.
Point reduction cannot reduce your point total lower than zero.
If your license has already been revoked or suspended, or if a violation hearing has already been scheduled, point reduction will not affect that action.
Point reduction does not prevent or cancel a mandatory revocation or suspension for violations such as DWI, DWAI, or three speeding violations within 18 months.
Points may be reduced only once in any 18-month period. The DMV point system and insurance company “point” systems are separate and not related. Point reduction on your driving record does not affect points assigned by your insurance company for violations and accidents.
Completion of a course under the “Point & Insurance Reduction Program” also cannot prevent or reduce the calculation of points affecting a “Driver Responsibility Assessment.” The most recent information about the “Driver Responsibility Assessment” program is available from the DMV Internet Office.
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The following table shows the point values assigned to moving traffic violations. The “points” are assessed against your driving record based on the date you committed the violation, not the date you were convicted in court. If you accumulate 11 or more points in 18 months, you will be called to a DMV hearing, after which your license may be suspended or revoked. You will be offered the option of waiving the hearing or accepting a definite period of suspension.
Some license revocations and suspensions are mandatory and do not depend on points. These include three speeding violations within 18 months, and convictions involving alcohol or drugs.
For more information about license suspensions and revocations, please refer to the publication “Suppose Your License Were Taken Away” (C-12), available at any motor vehicle office.
|Speeding (mph over posted limit)|
|1 to 10||3|
|11 to 20||4|
|21 to 30||6|
|31 to 40||8|
|More than 40||11|
|Failure to stop for a School Bus||5|
|Following too closely (tailgating)||4|
|(while driving employer’s vehicle)||2|
|Failing to Yield Right-Of-Way||3|
|Violation Involving Traffic Signal, Stop Sign, or Yield Sign||3|
|Railroad Crossing Violation||3|
|Improper Passing or Lane Use||3|
|Leaving scene of an incident involving property damage or injury to an animal||3|
|Safety restraint violation involving person under 16||3|
|Any other moving violation||2|