Defensive Driving Course

Saturdays once a month 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
with a break for lunch (see dates below)

If you need to take the Point & Insurance Reduction Test, come to Gateway Driving Center. This defensive driving course can refresh your driving knowledge and can cover up to 4 points obtained in the previous 18 months on your driving record. You will also receive a 10% insurance discount from your base rate collision and liability each year for 3 years for any car assigned to you as principle driver. Reservations are highly recommended. You can either pay in advance or bring $40 cash to 131 Mohawk Ave in Scotia, NY.

Defensive Driving Course Schenectady, NY

Your organization, participants, and community will benefit. Your participants will review safe driving principles. Some commercial insurers will extend you a benefit as well.

What We Cover 

Attitude and Emotion: How thoughts, feelings and values affect driving.
Point System & Insurance Reduction: How the NYS Point & Insurance Reduction System works.
Why we drive the way we do: Recognizing risk factors in the everyday driving environment,
Road Rage, Stress, Texting, Cell Phones: Fatigue, road rage, cell phones, and other common distractions.
Safety Devices: Seat Belts, Anti-lock Brakes, Air Bags.
Driving with Skills & Sense: Review proactive observation skills - anticipating problems.
Selected Traffic Issues: Handling emergency situations.
Alcohol & Drug Section: How alcohol and other substances affect driving.

Why Choose Us?

Our discussions and videos are challenging, encouraging lively class participation, allowing each one to evaluate their own driving attitudes, habits, knowledge and road skills. Our NTSI program, when evaluated in follow up studies, is consistently shown to be effective in reducing both crashes and tickets. Our rate of return every three years is excellent. Many come back and continue to evaluate us positively.

Our list of area groups who have turned to us include: Local 301 IUE, Trustco Bank, The Charleston School, Charles Palmer State Farm Ins. Agency, Catholic Charities of Schenectady County, Catholic Charities of Montgomery County, Fulmont Community Action Program, Schenectady County One Stop Job Training Agency, Schenectady County Youth Advocate Program, Roland J Down Heating & Air Conditioning, Buhrmaster Oil Co., H&M Oil Co., Schenectady County, Schenectady International Inc., and the list keeps on growing!

2018 Schedule 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a break for lunch

  • March 10
  • April 14
  • May 12
  • June 9
  • July 14
  • August 11
  • September 8
  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 8
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