Circular Letter No. 20 (2003)

December 31, 2003


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: 

American Association of Retired Persons
601 E Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20049
(888) 227-7669

Motorcycle 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
Mineola, 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