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Defensive Driving NY
Start here to get a guaranteed 10% Insurance Premium Reduction and to Reduce Points from your driving record (PIRP).
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Start here for the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission for the Taxicab Drivers License (new and renewals). All licensees must pass this course every three years.
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WHAT is New York’s #1 Internet Point and Insurance Reduction Program (IPIRP)?

The IPIRP course by IMPROV Learning is essentially the same as a classroom defensive driving course but delivered in an online edutainment format. It’s an educational yet entertaining way to touch up on your driving skills while being able to log in and out of the course as many times as you wish,
on any device.

The IMPROV Learning NY PIRP course is easy to do and is state-approved. The program includes the basic requirements: 5 ½ hours of defensive driving material covering skills, laws and information found in the NY DMV drivers handbook. It contains an approved curriculum by the NY DMV along with our entertaining, sometimes comedic stamp.

There will be short multiple choice quiz questions at the end of each chapter for review only. There is NO FINAL! Once you complete all of the chapters and the time requirement, you are done!

WHEN can you take this New York Defensive Driving Course?

You can take this course at any time of day, any day of the week! You can also study the course in increments rather than all at one time. The only time requirement issued by the New York DMV requires that you complete the I-PIRP course within 30 days of the date you register for the course.
WHY should you take the IMPROV Learning Defensive Driving Course? What are the benefits?
You will receive multiple benefits from completing the NY Defensive Driving Course. Per NY state law, the New York Point & Insurance Reduction Program, may:

  • Reduce your insurance rates by 10% for up to 3 years
  • Reduce up to 4 points from your driving record
  • Help you receive your NY TLC License
  • Take the place of being convicted for a traffic ticket

Check out our HOW IT WORKS tab for more details on how to attain these benefits.

HOW do I receive credit for taking this course? Is it by FREE CERTIFICATE DELIVERY?

We will mail your original completion certificate to you the following business day after completion. Once received, you will submit that to your insurance carrier for the mandatory auto insurance discount.

We will also report your completion to the NY DMV immediately upon completion. The DMV will then reduce up to four points from your driving record. See How It Works for more details.

WHERE can I take the IMPROV NY PIRP? Is this advanced online education available via Text, Video and/or Audio?

Text and Video

You can take our course in the comfort of your own home by choosing our basic Text and Video curriculum option! This online version of the NY Defensive Driving course is presented in short, microlearning videos and accompanied by easy-to-read text.


You can take our course on the go and listen to it in your car, on the train, or in the library when you upgrade to our audio version where one of our comedic instructors narrates the course to you!

WHO can take this course? Will I save more if members of my family take the course?

Any licensed New York driver can take this course and yes! Accident prevention courses that reduce points and insurance premiums can apply to the entire family. The insurance premium will apply to all motor vehicles principally operated by members of the family who complete the course. Please note that the insurance reduction can be applied to only one driver for each covered vehicle. To confirm the exact amount of your insurance reduction, please contact your insurance agent.


Our amazing student experience counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have any questions you can reach them via phone, live chat or email. We’re here to help whenever you need it.

So how do I save 10% on my auto insurance premium?



New York residents can start the saving process instantly with our free express registration for online defensive driving.



Short chapters, easy multiple-choice questions, no final exam. We guarantee you will pass our New York driving course.



We will mail your NY Defensive Driving Course’s proof of completion certificate the day after you complete the course (you should receive it within 5-7 business days).



We will electronically report your completion certificate to the New York State (NYS) DMV, so you can focus on making the most of your new savings!

New York FAQ


What is IPIRP (Defensive Driving)?

IPIRP stands for Internet Point and Insurance Reduction Program. Originally titled PIRP, the IPIRP course is essentially the same defensive driving course delivered in an online format.

It is also known as the alternate delivery method internet point and insurance reduction course for New York residents.

How long is the defensive driving course online NY (IPIRP)?

New York Defensive Driving Courses will take 320 minutes from start to finish as directed by the state of New York. Approved courses by the NYS DMV with an online delivery method do not need to be completed all in one sitting – the course is accessible 24/7 and you may log off and on as often as you need until course completion!

How many points does a defensive driving course take off in NY?

This online defensive driving course will reduce your point total by up to 4 points upon course completion. The reduction program ipirp will also give you a mandatory 10% discount on your insurance rates for 3 years in NY.


How much will I save on my car insurance?

That will depend on your individual New York auto insurance policy. The state-mandated discount is 10% from the base rate of your collision and comprehensive portion of your policy. Many of our students averaged anywhere from $900 to $1500 over the course of three years after our defensive driving online course completion.

Will the PIRP (Defensive Driving) course prevent my insurance company from raising my premiums?

PIRP (Defensive Driving) does not prevent general premium increases or premium increases due to violations or accidents. The good news is that it provides a 10% reduction for three years, from the base rate of your current liability, no-fault, and collision premiums. So this way you’re always saving money, even if your rates go up!

After I complete the New York Defensive Driving course NY, how do I receive the point reduction?

We will notify the New York DMV after you complete the course. A notice will then be entered on your New York driving record, and the New York DMV computer will automatically reduce your active point total by up to four points. “Point reduction” means the New York department of motor vehicles will not count up to four points on your driving record toward license revocation or suspension. Points must have been applied to your driving record within the past eighteen (18) months to qualify for a reduction program IPIRP. We will also mail you a certificate of completion to present to your insurance company.

Will I save more if members of my family take the course?

Yes, the insurance premium will apply to all motor vehicles principally operated by members of the family who complete the course. Please note that the discount can be applied to only one driver for each covered vehicle. To confirm the exact amount you will save, please contact your insurance agent.

How often do I have to take the course?

You can take the course every three years for an insurance discount. You are allowed to take it for point reduction every 18 months if needed.

Who should take the defensive driving PIRP course?

Each person with a New York driver license listed as a principal operator on an automobile policy must take this course in order to be eligible for a discount.

Example: if a family consists of a husband, wife, and a teenaged driver who own 3 automobiles, all three operators must take the course to be eligible for a discount on each automobile.


How will it work?

A. First, complete the course at your convenience in the same day or over 30 days; it’s up to you!

B. Your original certificate of completion will be mailed to you the very next day after you complete the course. We will also report your completion to the DMV to ensure your point reduction.

Do I have to take a test?

There are short multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each chapter, but no final exam.

What if I don’t pass a quiz?

They are so simple, it’s virtually impossible not to pass! All you need to do is answer 3 out of 4. But if you miss it, all you have to do is take it again until you pass.

Can I log off and continue an I-PIRP course at a later time or use different computers for separate course sessions?

Yes. You can log in and out of the course as many times as you wish, allowing you to take the course in increments rather than all at one time. However, the New York DMV requires that you complete the I-PIRP course within 30 days of the date you register for the course. You can complete the course in as many sessions as necessary, but you must complete the course within 30 calendar days of registration. Your data will be stored on-line for each course session. You will be assigned a user ID (your email address) and a password (which you choose) when you register for the course. You can use your ID and password to log in on any computer that can access the Internet with an acceptable connection.

When can I start?

Now! And if you have any questions you can call us, email us, or use our friendly live chat!

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I really appreciated not having to sit in a classroom seat for 8 hours! I was able to start the class on my desktop and pick it back up on my iPhone when I was standing in line at Ikea. Definitely a good use of my time waiting around.
Chris R.
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I am so glad to know that I could use this service to get my New York traffic ticket dismissed. I looked at the options and thought I would go for the different spin on your normal boring classroom setup. Glad I did, thanks IMPROV! A+
River H.
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Wow I was afraid to do it online but after live chat with Jordan I felt safe to do it, what a great source of information it was simple and easy to do it on one time. Same day certificate is awesome, can't ask for anything better than that.
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