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Driver Programs


Remedial Driver Programs

The Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) has two remedial driver programs:

  • The Driver Improvement Program (DIP) for experienced drivers; and
  • The Probationary Driver Program (PDP) for new drivers.


Driver Improvement Program - DIP

The Driver Improvement Program is a classroom course provided by approved New Jersey-licensed providers throughout the State. You will have received a notice in the mail from the MVC giving you the option to take this course*. This program is offered in lieu of a 30-day suspension for drivers who accumulate 12 to 14 points in more than two years. More detailed information about the program is included in the Notice of Scheduled Suspension that you receive in the mail. Up to three points will be removed from your driving record if you successfully complete the program. A $75 administrative fee payable to the MVC is required prior to scheduling a class with a New Jersey-licensed provider. Drivers will be required to pay an additional training fee to the provider for the classroom instruction.

*A Defensive Driving course IS NOT a substitute for the Driver Improvement course.

 

Probationary Driver Program - PDP

Drivers that are issued a driver's license permit for the first time are probationary drivers and will have to serve a two-year probationary period. While in the probationary period, drivers who are convicted of two or more moving violations with a total of four or more points, will receive a Fee Due notice to pay for and enroll in the Probationary Driver Program to correct improper or dangerous driving practices. This program is a four-hour classroom program provided by approved New Jersey-licensed providers throughout the state. Up to three points will be removed from your driving record if you successfully complete the program. A $75 administrative fee payable to the MVC is required prior to scheduling a class with a New Jersey-licensed provider. Drivers will be required to pay an additional training fee to the provider for the classroom instruction.

*A Defensive Driving course IS NOT a substitute for the Probationary Driver course.

Warning

Following completion of the DIP or PDP class, you will receive a warning. Any motor vehicle violations committed within one year after completing the course will result in suspension. Failure to attend the program as scheduled is also cause for suspension.

 

Approved Providers

The following are New Jersey-approved licensed PDP and DIP providers. Please visit their website or contact them to inquire about class locations, dates and times:

National Safety Council
www.nsc.org/drivesafenj
877-441-9721
email: ddcnj@nsc.org

Superior Driving School
www.superiordrivers.com
877--664-5090
email: superiorttt@aol.com

 

Defensive Driving Courses

The defensive driving course is a voluntary course. If you received a notice in the mail from the MVC giving you an option to take a Driver Improvement Program, or a notice to take the Probationary Driver Program, please read above content under Remedial Driver Programs for details.

Most road accidents are caused by driver error. To reduce the likelihood of being involved in an accident you need to understand the concept of “defensive driving.” This course will provide you with standard accident-preventing techniques.

Upon completion of the defensive driving course:

  • Two points may be removed* from the accumulated points you currently have on your license. *IMPORTANT NOTE: Point credits for State-approved, New Jersey defensive driving course curriculum only. Check with course providers before registering. You may only receive a two point reduction once every 5 years and only if there are points on your driving record at the time you complete the course.
  • You may also qualify for an insurance rate reduction (contact your insurance agent for more information).

See a list of State-approved classroom and online defensive driving courses below.

 

Approved classroom course providers

The classroom providers are listed in random order for customers to select a school which best suits their needs.

 

School Address Contact Telephone

Garden State Safety Council

176 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 11787

William Bonds
Director

1-800-565-4699

Defensive Driving Course, Inc.

910 Bergen Ave.
Suite 230
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Alison Abdelaziz

973-390-8768

New Jersey Safety Program, Inc.

105 Idolstone Lane
Aberdeen, NJ 07747

Sharon Medoro

1-800-386-6562

National Safety Council

200 Salina Meadows Pkwy
Syracuse, NY 13212

Sherry Sylvester
www.drivesafe.com/newjersey

877 441-9721

USA Training Company, Inc.

99 Washington Ave.
One Commerce Plaza Ste.400
Albany NY 12210

Phil H. Ward
www.usatraining.com

512-346-2132

American Safety Institute, Inc.

9009 Mahan Drive
Suite 501
Tallahassee, FL 32309

Danielle Peterson

1-800-800-7121

New Jersey State Safety Council

6 Commerce Drive
Cranford, NJ 07016

Susan Rohoman

908-272-7712

AAA - North Jersey Auto Club

418 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07474

Dayna Bonazzi

973-956-2201

AAA - New Jersey Auto Club

1 Hanover Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Keisha Barnes

973-245-4860

DTA Program for Driver Improvement Driver Training Association, Inc.

433 Broadway - Suite 202 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Bill Crounse

1-800-243-2196

Driving School
Association of NJ, Inc

2561 Yardville-Hamilton Square Road
Hamilton, NJ 08690

Dan Gaskill
President

609-586-4944

Cheap Defensive Driving

535 South Broadway
Suite 216
Hicksville, NY 11801

Inquire with rep. or visit
www.CheapCourse.com

1-800-356-9705

My Seatbelt

1913 State Route 27
Edison, NJ 08817

Tina Lee

732-510-5428

Drive Safer LLC

60 Whitney Road
Suite 13
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Jason Friedman
www.drivesafer.com

201-485-7792

Aware Driver Course

304 Park Avenue South, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10010

Gary Alexander

800-660-8908

My Seat Belt - Bergen County

2175 Lemoine Ave
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Paul Tye

732-510-5428

AAA - South Jersey

700 Laurel Oak Road
P.O. Box 1953
Voorhees, NJ 08043-9053

Eleanor Lloyd

856-783-4222 Ext. 42700

Driving Dynamics

54 Birch Ave
Little Silver, NJ 07739

Paul Hubbard President

732-219-0404

AAA Mid-Atlantic

700 Horizon Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08691

AAA Driver Training

800-374-9806

National Traffic Safety Institute

201 Edward Curry Ave
Suite 206
Staten Island, NY 10314

Teresa Colasurdo www.NTSI.com

718-816-0533

Defensive Drivers Discount

80 Buisness Park Drive Suite 202
Armonk NY 10504

Wendy Mardel
defensivedriversdiscount.com

877-697-2331

AARP
Driver Safety Program

358 W. Dewey Ave
Roxbury Twp.
Wharton, NJ 07885

Patricia Davenport

1-888-227-7669

Gold Cross Safety Corp.

508 Main Street
Boonton, NJ 07005

Daniel P. Lanktree

973-402-8910

The NJ Motorcycle Safety Program, Experienced Rider Course (BRC2 License Waiver)

 

NJ Ride Safe
www.NJridesafe.org

 

Drivers Club Link, LLC

27 Beach Rd Ste 6A
Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750

William Buff
www.driversclublink.com

732-835-2226

Avanti Industries LLC

11D Brookside Heights
Wanaque, NJ 07465

Walter Mann

973-650-2375

A-1 Peck/Sears Driving School

366 Route 46 East
Mine Hill, NJ 07803

James Peck

973-927-9817

 

Approved online course providers

Web site links are listed in random order and are provided as a service for customers to select a school which best suits their needs.

 

Affinity Driving School
www.affinitytrafficschool.com

info@affinityautodrivingschool.com

Improv ... The Comedy Club Presents www.MyImprov.com

support@MyImprov.com

Fast and Easy Traffic School
www.fast-and-easy-traffic-school.com

info@fast-and-easy-traffic-school.com

AA Auto Traffic School, Inc
www.aaautotraffic.com

aatrafficschool@gmail.com

12 Dollar New Jersey Driver
www.12DollarNewJerseyDriver.com

admin@12DollarNewJerseyDriver.com 

123 Clear My Ticket Com

www.123clearmyticket.com

123clearmyticket@gmail.com

Fast and Stress Free Traffic School
www.fastandstressfreetrafficschool.com

support@fastandstressfreetrafficschool.com

DefensiveDriving.com
www.defensivedriving.com/

info@DefensiveDriving.com

TrafficSchoolOnline.com
www.TrafficSchoolOnline.com

custsvc@trafficschoolonline.com

Cheap Mature Driver Course
MatureDriverOnline.com

800-356-9705 or support@newjerseyonlinetrafficschool.com

A & A Safe2Drive
www.safe2drive.com

support@Safe2Drive.com

CHEAP DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE
www.CheapDefensiveDrivingCourse.com

info@CheapDefensiveDrivingCourse.com

Defensive Drivers Group
www.defensivedriversgroup.com

help@defensivedriversgroup.com

DriveSafe, Inc.
drivesafeonline.com/newjersey

supportne@drivesafeonline.com

DriversEd.com
www.DriversEd.com

info@DriversEd.com

American Safety Council
www.safemotorist.com

NJInfo@SafeMotorist.com

National Traffic Safety Institute (NTSI) www.ntsi.com

ntsinj@ntsi.com

1SafeDriver.com
www.1SafeDriver.com

support@1SafeDriver.com

Fun and Cheap Online
www.funandcheaponline.com

Fun and Cheap Online
www.funandcheaponline.com

Quick and Cheap Online
www.quickandcheaponline.com

support@quickandcheaponline.com

Cheap Defensive Driving School
www.cheapdefensivedrivingschool.com

support@cheapdefensivedrivingschool.com

Online Traffic Education
www.OnlineTrafficEducation.com/New-Jersey.php
admin@onlinetrafficeducation.com

I Drive Safely
www.idrivesafely.com
mature.idrivesafely.com

support@idrivesafely.com

Easy New Jersey Defensive Driving
www.EasyNJDefensiveDriving.com

contact@gardenstatedriver.com

CHEAP-EASY-FAST-New Jersey Defensive Driving
www.CheapEasyFastNJ.com

Support@CheapEasyFastNJ.com

American Safety Institute, Inc.
www.njinsurancereduction.com

danielle@americansafetyinstitute.com

DriveSafeToday.com, Inc
www.drivesafetoday.com

support@drivesafetoday.com

www 12 Dollar School Online com
www.12DollarSchoolOnline.com

support@12DollarSchoolOnline.com

GoToTrafficSchool.com
www.GoToTrafficSchool.com

info@gototrafficschool.com

National Safety Council
www.ddcnsc.org/NJ

Help@SafetyServe.com

247NewJerseyDefensiveDriving.com
www.247NewJerseyDefensiveDriving.com

contact@247NewJerseyDefensiveDriving.com

Driving University
www.drivinguniversity.com

support@drivinguniversity.com

Defensive Driving Express.com
www.DefensiveDrivingExpress.com

info@DefensiveDrivingExpress.com

Complete Today Defensive Driving
www.completetodaydefensivedriving.com

Completetoday@yahoo.com

National Driving and Traffic School
www.njdriversafety.org

info@njdriversafety.org

AAA
AAA.com/NJDDC

DriversEd@aaamidatlantic.com

Garden State Safety Council www.GardenStateSafetyCouncil.com

ADellasso@gmail.com

-Easy-Fast-Cheap-Defensive Driving
EasyFastCheapDefensiveDriving.com

Support@EasyFastCheapDefensiveDriving.com

New Jersey Safety Council
www.njsafety.org

susanr@njsafety.org

AARP
aarpdriversafety.org

customerservice@aarpdriversafety.org

U.S. Interactive
www.edriving.com

customerservice@edriving.com

 

Mature Defensive Driver Courses

This course is specifically designed for New Jersey’s mature drivers 55 years and older. One out of four New Jersey residents is 55 years or older. This ratio is expected to increase in the coming years. Mobility by driving is essential for this group.

Normal physical changes are part of the aging process. Mature drivers may experience declines in vision, hearing, reaction time and flexibility. They can continue to drive safely by learning to compensate for these changes.

The list below of State-approved mature driver improvement courses are listed in random order and are provided as a service for customers to select a school which best suits their needs

 

Mature driver course Contact

10 Dollar Mature Driver
www.10dollarmaturedriver.com

CustomerCare@10DollarMatureDriver.com

55 Alive- AARP
www.aarpdriversafety.org

(888) 227-7669 or drive@aarp.org

Cheap Mature Driver Course
MatureDriverOnline.com

800-356-9705 or support@newjerseyonlinetrafficschool.com

I Drive Safely
www.idrivesafely.com/insurance-discount/mature/

(800) 448-7916 or support@idrivesafely.com

Safe2Drive
www.safe2drive.com

(800) 763-1297 or support@safe2drive.com