- Approved by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).
- Complete the 6-hour defensive driving course to remove 2 points from your driving record once every 5 years - points must already be on your license.
- Qualify for up to a 10% car insurance discount for 3 years by submitting certificate to your car insurance agent.
- Not valid for a commercial/TLC or out-of-state license.
- Minimum 80% final exam score to pass - unlimited exam retakes included.
- Text, audio, and video streaming formats available.
MVC-Approved New Jersey Defensive Driving Course
Our New Jersey defensive driving course has been certified by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).Drivers completing this 6-hour course will can remove 2 points from their driving record and are eligible for a 10% discount on car insurance for 3 years. Please note: The New Jersey defensive driving course must be completed voluntarily and is not a replacement for the MVC-mandated Driver Improvement Program or the Probationary Driver Program.
When To Take the New Jersey Defensive Driving Course
While this voluntary New Jersey defensive driving course may be taken as often as a driver prefers, benefits are limited by state law.Drivers are only eligible for the 2-point reduction every 5 years and only if the points exist on the driving record when the course is completed. The car insurance discount may vary by provider. If you plan to attend this course for a car insurance discount, be sure that your provider offers this discount. This course is not a replacement for the MVC-mandated Driver Improvement Program or the Probationary Driver Program. Additionally, this course is not valid for commercial/TLC or out-of-state licenses.
How the New Jersey Defensive Driving Course Works
Because our coursework is available online, the New Jersey defensive driving course can be completed on your schedule. Available 24/7, drivers can log in on any mobile device to complete lessons.An 80% score is required for completion, and attendees can take the final exam an unlimited number of times at no charge. Upon completion, DriveSafeToday will notify the New Jersey MVC on your behalf and will provide a certificate of completion for immediate download.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, our New Jersey defensive driving course is approved by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). Our New Jersey based instructors are certified in New Jersey and have developed this online course to meet all the requirements of the New Jersey MVC.
You may take this course once every 5 years for a 2-point reduction. You must already have the 2 points on your license for the points to be removed - it does not apply to future points. We will notify the New Jersey MVC on your behalf on the next available business day. This is the most convenient, affordable, and fun way to remove points from your New Jersey driver's license.
You may take the New jersey defensive driving course once every 3 years for a car insurance discount & once every 5 years for point removal. Don't worry - we'll keep track and remind you when you are up for a renewal. At DriveSafeToday, we are dedicated to making this process simple, convenient, and affordable.
Yes. Submit the Certificate of Completion to your insurance agent/company and you will qualify for up to a 10% insurance discount for 3 years. You can renew this discount every 3 years! Saving money on your insurance premiums is convenient and affordable with our online insurance discount course.
No, this course is only valid for a normal, basic automobile license.
No, this course is only valid for New Jersey-license holders. We only notify the NJ DMV of course completions by NJ license holders.
No, this course is NOT valid for a commercial or TLC license. The course is only valid for non-commercial, regular driver's licenses.
A defensive driving class teaches you good safety driving habits that align with the requirements of the DMV/court. You'll learn about the damages of traffic crashes, crash dynamics, psychological impacts on your driving, crash prevention techniques, and more. The class will help improve your driving skills and make safe driving decisions. If you're looking for a defensive driving course near you, consider an online course. Course material typically includes videos, stories, and audio that can be completed entirely from your computer, smartphone or tablet.
Once you have satisfied the course requirements for the NJ defensive driving course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. You can then present this certificate to the DMV (or the course providers will automatically notify them) to have two points taken off of your license. In New Jersey, you're also eligible for the state-mandated 10% insurance rate reduction.
Yes, but you have to take a defensive driving course that is both state and curriculum approved. A two point reduction can also only be received once ever 5 years.
Your New Jersey driving record, also called your Driver History Abstract, keeps track of all auto incidents you've been involved in, as well as points that may be on your NJ license. The state of New Jersey gives you the option to view your record online, receive by mail, or in-person. If you would like to view your record online, first register with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. You can then request to view your record (note that there is a $15 processing fee) and check the number of points on your license.
Two points can be removed from your license by taking a state-approved defensive driving course in NJ. However, you must have at least 2 points on your license to be eligible to take the course. You can only take a defensive driving course once every five years to reduce points.
Acquiring two points on your license can increase your auto insurance rate significantly, especially if you committed past violations. There are ways to reduce this rate. Taking a defensive driving course voluntarily means that you can receive a mandatory 10% insurance rate reduction when you present your certificate of completion. You can also re-take the defensive driving course once every three years to receive the discount.
An online defensive driving course in New Jersey takes a minimum of six hours to complete. An excellent benefit to the online option vs in-person classes is the ability to complete the course from anywhere - whether on your smartphone, laptop, or table. You can also choose to complete the course in a day or work on the material over time; your schedule is up to you!
You can complete a defensive driving course online or in-person in the state of New Jersey. The course however must be certified by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) for you to be eligible for point reduction.
You can take the defensive driving course once every five years in NJ to receive point reduction. You can take the course once every three years to receive the state-mandated insurance discount.
The price of a defensive driving in NJ depends on the course. DriveSafeToday's defensive driving course costs only $19.95. Our NJ MJV-approved course is available in text, audio, and video streaming formats and completion allows you to remove 2 points from your NJ driving record once every 5 years. You can also receive up to a 10% car insurance discount for 3 years.
Completion deadlines depend on why you're taking the course. If you are completing the course for court-mandated point reduction, review the court deadline before taking the course. If you want to receive the insurance discount, you do not have to be complete the course by a specific deadline. However, you must complete any defensive driving course within 730 days of registration. Otherwise, your defensive driving course account will be eliminated.
No, any driver with a valid non-commercial New Jersey driver's license may complete a defensive driving course in NJ.
Yes, once you've completed the course material, you must complete a written driving exam. This test demonstrates that you comprehend the course material. You need a score of 80% or higher to successfully pass the course. With DriveSafeToday's course, you can retake the exam as many times as needed for free.
With DriveSafeToday's course, failing the course isn't a possibility. You can take the final exam of the defensive driving course as many times as necessary until you pass (at no extra charge!).
There are only a few eligibility requirements for taking a New Jersey defensive driving course. Besides having a valid non-commercial New Jersey driver's license and at least 2 points on your driving record, you must not have completed the course in the last 5 years to be eligible for point reduction. If you want to complete the course to receive an insurance discount, you just can't have completed the course within the last 3 years.
Yes, NJ requires an insurance discount when you complete a defensive driving course. Once you submit your certificate of completion from a New Jersey MJV-approved defensive driving course to your insurance provider, you can receive up to a 10% car insurance discount for 3 years.
Upon completion, DriveSafeToday will notify the New Jersey MVC on your behalf and will provide a certificate of completion of your NJ defensive driving course for immediate download.
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