Defensive Driving Course

This course offers drivers the opportunity to review current traffic laws while reducing insurance premiums and driver’s license points.

Reservations only - No walk-ins at this time

Program Overview

Defensive Driving is a concept that has been around for many years and has helped many drivers become safer, more proactive motorists. This course encourages drivers to expect the unexpected and take precautions to prevent accidents before they happen.

You will receive a 10% or more discount off your collision and liability premiums for three years for all vehicles for which you are listed as the principal operator. You will also receive a reduction of up to 4 points off your driving record which could help you avoid a license suspension.

Who Must Take it

  • Open to the General Public.
  • Mandated by the Court.

Program Highlights

  • Receive 10% off your insurance for 3 years.
  • Reduce up to 4 points off your license.
  • Sponsored by Driver Training Associates.



Call to reserve a seat 

No walk-ins allowed at this time

If you have a physical disability, please call our office so that we can determine the best way to meet your needs. We look forward to accommodating you.


New York

Gigliotti's is proud to announce we now offer Defensive Driving/Driver Improvement Courses in other states!

Florida | Louisiana | Michigan | Missouri | Tennessee | Texas | Virginia

We Can Bring This Course To You

Please contact our office at 315.732.5049 for more information. 

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Fees & Options

  • $55
    Classroom Course Fee
  • $45
    Online Course Fee
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Schedule & Locations


Professional Building
1 Paris Road
New Hartford, NY 13413

(Corner of Genesee St. and Pearl St. in the Village of New Hartford)

8:45AM - 2:45PM

Next Class: Saturday Jun 29, 2024 8:45am-2:45pm


The course offers unmatched convenience and flexibility by allowing you to log in and out as needed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

New York

Gigliotti's is proud to announce we now offer Defensive Driving/Driver Improvement Courses in other states!

Florida | Louisiana | Michigan | Missouri | TennesseeTexas | Virginia 

We Can Bring This Course To You

Please contact us for more information.

What Must I Bring To Class?

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Driver’s License

If Applicable

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$55 Classroom / $45 Online Fee

Advantages of Online

Advantages of Classroom


Privacy and security of your own home.

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The interaction with other students for a more personalized in-class experience.

Not Required

No traveling to a classroom.

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Travel to and from the classroom and lunch, if desired. Be able to put what you learned in class to the test.

At Your Leisure

Take the class with you - vacation, work, home - log in and out until completed.

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Instructor Guided

Sit back, relax and let one of our highly qualified instructors walk you through the course.


Test what you learned after each segment.

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No formal testing.

How Many Points Do I Have On My Driving Record?

Speeding (MPH over limit)

1-10 | 3 points
11-20 | 4 points
21-30 | 6 points
31-40 | 8 points
40+ | 11 points

Reckless Driving

5 points

Failing To Stop For School Bus

5 points

Following too Closely (Tailgating)

4 points

Inadequate Brakes (Private Car)

4 points

Inadequate Brakes (Employer's Vehicle)

2 points

Failed to yield right-of-way

3 points

Disobeying traffic control signal, STOP sign or YIELD sign

3 points

Railroad Crossing Violation

5 points

Improper passing, changing lane unsafely

3 points

Driving left of center, in wrong direction

3 points

Leaving scene of property damage incident

3 points

Child safety restraint violation

3 points

Improper cell phone use

5 points

Use of portable electronic device ("texting")

5 points

Any other moving violation

2 points

Read Our Reviews

    Body , Utica, NY

    Couldn't have done it without you guys!!! Thank you for your patience.

    Kristin Abbate, Utica, NY

    Gigliotti's Driving School was a class act all the way through. From the pleasant secretary on the phone to the experienced driving instructors and teachers, I highly recommend this driving school. Wonderful experience all around!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are the principal operator of a vehicle, you will receive a minimum 10% reduction in the base rate of your auto liability and collision insurance premiums each year for three years.
You may receive a reduction of up to four (4) points on your driving record.
The course sponsor (Driver Training Associates) will mail you a completion certificate. Present your completion certificate to your insurance company/agent for immediate liability and collision premium discount, retroactive to the date of course completion.
The course sponsor automatically notifies DMV that you have completed the course.
The course consists of 6 hours of instruction.
Yes, we are a delivery agency for Driver Training Associates, one of the premier driver improvement organizations in New York.