Traffic school and Point and Insurance Reduction Programs (PIRPs) are a mixed blessing. On the one hand, going through a traffic school program can be immeasurably beneficial–your driving record can be cleaned up, and you might even be able to save money on your auto insurance. On the other hand…it’s still a form of schoo l . Hours spent in a classroom, listening to a boring instructor (or worse, a so-called Comedy Traffic School teacher, whose jokes are staler than two-day old popcorn).
Luckily, online traffic school and defensive driving programs ease the pain of going to a traditional classroom-based traffic school. In and of itself, online traffic school courses are a boon. Students can take them anywhere there’s Internet access, and they can be done at the student’s own pace. And they’re self-taught; all the student has to do is read the material. Still…taking a text-based online course DOES require some effort. There’s got to be an even easier way, right? For New York drivers looking to take an online PIRP course, there is an even easier way for you – thanks to streaming video technology.
It’s perhaps an oversimplification to say that the difference between a standard New York Online PIRP Course and a New York Streaming Video Defensive Driving course is the difference between reading a book and watching TV. But let’s say it anyway. I Drive Safely’s New York Streaming Video Defensive Driving course includes all of the information found in the text-based course and has been formatted as an entertaining “movie.” The star, Dash the bobblehead and his fellow car accessories, teach viewers the rules of New York’s roads and provide tips on how to be better, safer drivers.