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George E. Pataki

Gregory V. Serio



Circular Letter No. 20(2003)
December 31, 2003

TO: All Authorized Motor Vehicle Insurers and Insurance Producer Organizations
RE: 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: 

American Association of Retired Persons
601 E Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20049
(888) 227-7669
Motorcyle Association of NYS, Inc.
697 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
(888) 469-7433
American Automobile Association, Inc.
Automobile Club of New York
(Contact local AAA office)
National Safety Council, Inc.
200 Salina Meadows Parkway
Syracuse, NY 13212
(800) 962-3434
Drive Safe New York, Inc.
190 Rhine Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10304
(800) 732-6242
National Traffic Safety Institute, Inc.
190 Rhine Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10304
(800) 733-6874
I Drive Safely
234 Hudson Avenue, #1120

Albany, NY 12210
American Institute for Public Safety
100 S. Main Street

Sayville, NY 11782
Driver Training Associates, Inc.
70-09 Austin Street, Suite 205

Forest Hills, NY 11375
(800) 243-2196
New York Safety Program, Inc.
8302 Fifth Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11209-4707
(800) 942-6874
Empire Safety Council, Inc.
176 Terry Road

Smithtown, NY 11787
(800) 246-3603
USA Training Company, Inc.
99 Washington Avenue

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
Mineol, NY 11501
(516) 573-3150
NYS Police Academy
Building 24

1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226-2450
(518) 457-7254
NYC Fire Department
EVOC Unit, Bureau of EMS

Division of Training
Box #325, Fort Totten
Bayside, NY 11359
(718) 352-7001 ext. 274
NYS Education Department
c/o Eastern Suffolk BOCES

Regional Transportation
90-9B Colin Drive
Holbrook, NY 11741
(631) 472-6480
NYC Police Department
Driver Education and Training Unit

Building #54, Floyd Bennett Field
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(718) 377-5473
Suffolk County Police Department

Police Academy, Command 5420
110 Old Country Road
West Hampton, NY 11977
(631) 852-6000
NYS Department of Transportation
44 Hawley Street, Room 904

Binghamton, NY 13901
(607) 721-8046 

          Literature furnished to insureds about these courses should be revised to provide the proper names, addresses and telephone numbers of the organizations sponsoring the twelve courses available to the general public listed on page 1 of this letter. Companies should furnish this revised literature to all insureds with new policies no later than February 1, 2004 and to all other insureds, with their renewal or billing notice, on or after March 1, 2004.


Very truly yours,

Mark Presser
Assistant Deputy Superintendent &
Chief Examiner
Property Bureau