Circular Letter No. 19 (2005)

November 14, 2005


All Authorized Motor Vehicle Insurers and Insurance Producer Organizations


Motor Vehicle Liability and Collision Insurance Premium Reduction For Completion of an Accident Prevention Course Pursuant to Section 2336(a) and (d) of the New York Insurance Law

STATUTORY REFERENCE:  Section 2336(a) and (d) of the Insurance Law

This Circular Letter updates and supersedes all earlier Circular Letters relative to this matter in order to advise motor vehicle insurers of all Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course sponsors now approved by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The current list of approved course sponsors is shown below: 

Driver Safety Program
601 E Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20049
(888) 227-7669
American Automobile Association, Inc.
Automobile Club of New York
1415 Kellum Place
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 746-7730
American Institute for Public Safety
100 S. Main Street
Sayville, NY 11782
(888) 458-2477
American Safety Council, Inc.
3415 State Route 11
Malone, NY 12953
(518) 483-7492
American Safety, Inc.
115 E. 57 Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(800) 800-7121
Driver Training Associates, Inc.
New York Office
433 Broadway, Suite 202
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(800) 243-2196
Empire Safety Council, Inc.
176 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 11787
(800) 246-3603
I Drive Safely
124 Main Street, Suite 2B
New Paltz NY 12561
(877) 374-8388
Motorcycle Association of NYS, Inc.
697 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
(888) 469-7433
National Safety Council, Inc.
200 Salina Meadows Parkway
Syracuse, NY 13212
(800) 962-3434
National Traffic Safety Institute, Inc.
201 Edward Curry Avenue, Suite 206
Staten Island, NY 10314
(800) 733-6874
New York Safety Program, Inc.
8302 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209-4707
(800) 942-6874
USA Training Company, Inc.
99 Washington Avenue, Suite 400
Albany, NY 11210
(800) 746-7690

          In addition to the foregoing list of Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course sponsors available to the general public, there are a number of in-house courses offered only to the employees of such sponsors. Information on these courses is not intended for distribution to the general public, but should be disseminated to the appropriate personnel at the insurer to ensure that credit is given for completion of any of these courses by an insured, meriting the same premium reduction as the publicly available courses. Current sponsors of approved in-house programs are:

Nassau County Police Department
1490 Franklin Avenue
Mineola, NY 11501
(516) 573-3150
NYC Fire Department
EVOC Unit, Bureau of EMS
Division of Training
Box #325, Fort Totten
Bayside, NY 11359
(718) 352-7001 ext. 274
NYC Police Department
Driver Education and Training Unit
Building #54, Floyd Bennett Field
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(718) 377-5473
NYS Department of Transportation
44 Hawley Street, Room 904
Binghamton, NY 13901
(607) 721-8046
NYS Education Department
C/o Eastern Suffolk BOCES
Regional Transportation
90-9B Colin Drive
Holbrook, NY 11741
(631) 472-6480
NYS Police Academy
Building 24
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226-2450
(518) 457-7254
Suffolk County Police Department
Police Academy, Command 5420
110 Old Country Road
West Hampton, NY 11977
(631) 852-6000

Literature furnished to insureds about these courses should be revised to provide the proper names, addresses and telephone numbers of the organizations sponsoring the thirteen courses available to the general public. Companies should furnish this revised literature to all insureds with new policies no later than January 1, 2006 and to all other insureds, with their renewal or billing notice, on or after February 1, 2006.

Very truly yours,

Mark Presser
Assistant Deputy Superintendent &
Chief Examiner
Property Bureau