Driving Safety

Private Lessons & Defensive Driving


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Private Driving Lessons  

Teen or Adult / Beginning & Inexperienced Drivers Program Info

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.

NOTE: We are not offering Private Driving Lessons at this time.

Road Test Service Program Info

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.

NOTE: We are not offering Road Test Services at this time.

Defensive Driving Program Info

Prevent and avoid accidents through techniques developed and updated by the National Safety Council and approved by the NYS 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. 

To register for an online course use the link under the Defensive Driving course offering below.

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 Program Info

The Impaired Driver Program (IDP) (previously known as Drinking Driving Program or DDP) seeks to reduce impaired driving traffic offenses, to reduce the incidence of injuries and fatalities from impaired driving crashes, and to 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 recidivism.  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 contact the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles or Todd Schmidt, Director of the SUNY Ulster Impaired Driver Program at 845-687-5017 or schmidtt@sunyulster.edu

Course Offerings

Defensive Driving - Online

The National Safety Council (NSC) Defensive Driving Course (DDC) is now available online to New York residents. This course is approved by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles’ Point and Insurance Reduction Program. With DDCNY Online you have the flexibility to work at your own pace and schedule. Your certificate of completion will be mailed the business day following course completion. To learn more, call 800-962-3434 or visit www.safetyserve.com/newyork

To receive a $10 discount enter the referral code 353 for SUNY Ulster’s Training Center when you register.

To register for this course visit the Safety Serve site.






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