Driving Safety

Private Lessons & Defensive Driving


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Private Driving Lessons  

Teen or Adult / Beginning & Inexperienced Drivers

One-on-one lessons from experienced driving instructors designed to meet the needs of any age driver whether that is to learn how to drive, brush up on driving skills, or take additional driver training. You have the choice of five or ten one-hour sessions. Free door-to-door pick-up/drop-off from home, school or workplace within a certain distance is available. Specially equipped model cars (dual-brake, dual-mirror and real time GPS) provide comfort and safety. Flexible lesson times planned to fit your busy schedule. A valid learner’s permit is required.

Road Test Service

This service is only offered to students who registered for our 5 or 10 private driving lessons.

This offering includes a pick up from your home, school or workplace on the day of DMV Road Test, a one-hour lesson prior to the DMV Road test and the road test vehicle is provided.

Registration Application Form for Private Driving Lessons and Road Test Services.

Defensive Driving

Prevent and avoid accidents through techniques developed and updated by theNational Safety Counciland approved by theNYS Department of Motor Vehicles. This six-hour course allows you to save 10% on auto liability, no-fault, and collision insurance premiums for three years, and you also receive a reduction of up to 4 points on your driving record towards points accumulated prior to course completion.

FYI: If you took a Defensive Driving class through SUNY Ulster and need a duplicate certificate please call the National Safety Council at 800-962-3434.  


Impaired Driver Program

The Impaired Driver Program (IDP) (previously known as Drinking Driving Program or DDP) seeks to reduce alcohol-related traffic offenses and improve highway safety. According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research, participation in the program has proven to reduce the rate of DWI reconviction.  Eligibility and program entry can be established only through the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles following a DWI/DWAI conviction. Upon enrollment, most participants are granted conditional driving privileges. Full driving privileges may be restored upon completion of program requirements.  If you wish more information call the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles or Margaret Garvila, Director of the Ulster County Community College Impaired Driver Program at 845-687-5017.








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