Driving Violations Got You Down? MyImprov’s PIRP Course Can Help!

by John Fabel | Last Updated: 2024-01-24

Having points on your New York driver’s license can really take the fun out of driving. Increased insurance rates, license suspension worries, and the general stress of knowing your record isn’t clean can make getting behind the wheel feel more like a chore than a freedom.

Thankfully, New York offers the Point & Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP) to help drivers manage points and lower costs. And there’s no better way to get your PIRP requirements handled than with a NY DMV-Approved Defensive Driving Course from MyImprov! With MyImprov, you get an approved online course that meets all New York DMV requirements, plus a little added fun!

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So What Exactly is a PIRP Course Anyway?

PIRP is the NY DMV’s acronym for their Point and Insurance Reduction Program, and the program does exactly what its name suggests. But why is it important?

New York is strict when it comes to driving records. Unpaid tickets, violations, and accumulating points can lead to serious consequences:

That’s why it’s so important to keep your New York driving record clean. A few minor violations can quickly spiral out of control if not properly managed.

The PIRP gives drivers a way to reduce high insurance costs and avoid losing driving privileges due to too many points. It provides both financial and legal relief if you have some blemishes on your record.

Have more questions about how all this works? Check out Get Started! New York Defensive Driving

OK, I get it now. A PIRP course is exactly what I need. But why should I take it with MyImprov?

MyImprov – Education With Personality

What sets MyImprov apart is their unique blend of education and improv comedy. Courses feature professional comedians as instructors, delivering lessons in a casual, humorous way.

MyImprov believes vital driving content doesn’t have to be dry and dull. Their improv presentation style keeps students engaged while ensuring they learn everything required by the DMV. It’s defensive driving made enjoyable!

MyImprov offers big benefits that make it a top choice for your New York PIRP course:

MyImprov Student Reviews

With over 2 million students served, MyImprov has thousands of rave reviews. Students love the flexibility of online learning paired with MyImprov’s lighthearted comedy style.

“I was dreading taking a course but MyImprov made it simple and entertaining!”

“Being able to take it online on my phone was so convenient. I could do it whenever.”

“The videos with comedian instructors were hilarious AND helpful!”

What to Expect from MyImprov Courses

A great time, that’s what. Things that some of the “other guys” don’t have, like:

Expect comedian instructors to deliver the material casually so you won’t even notice you’re actually learning vital defensive driving concepts. The comedy element helps keep things fun and engaging while still meeting strict DMV curriculum guidelines.

Get Defensive Driving Done the Easy Way

Driving violations and high insurance costs bring anything but smiles. But taking your required PIRP defensive driving course can be simple and even fun with MyImprov!

Get an approved, convenient online course that meets New York requirements for insurance discount and point reduction. Plus you’ll learn vital skills while enjoying a few laughs!

Sign up with MyImprov today and get your license back on track the stress-free way!

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The Path to Putting That PIRP Behind You

is Just a Click Away!

Here are the steps you need to follow to receive the benefits of a NY DMV-approved PIRP course:

If You Have Received a Ticket:

  1. Contact the court handling your traffic ticket to confirm eligibility for a Point and Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP) course. Eligibility will depend on your violation type and completion history.
  2. Enroll in and complete a PIRP course through a New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) approved provider before your scheduled court hearing date.
  3. Obtain an original PIRP course completion certificate from the provider upon finishing the course.
  4. File the completion certificate with the court before your hearing date. Bring a copy to submit to the judge/prosecutor at the hearing.
  5. Pay any required court fees or remaining fines after potential ticket reduction or dismissal.
  6. Confirm with the court and DMV any adjustments made to your ticket and license points after the hearing.
  7. Up to 4 points may be reduced on your license once all requirements are met. The original ticket charge may also be lowered or dismissed.
  8. Submit a copy of the completion certificate to your auto insurance company to receive a potential premium discount.
  9. Check your license status with the DMV approximately 10 weeks after course completion when reduced points are posted.

Please Note: Contact your specific court for complete details, as guidelines may vary.

If Taking a PIRP Course for Insurance Purposes:

  1. Enroll in and complete a PIRP course through a New York-approved provider.
  2. Ensure the provider submits your completion electronically.
  3. Obtain a completion certificate as proof of finishing the course.
  4. Present the completion certificate to your insurance provider within 90 days to qualify for a potential discount.
  5. Your savings can potentially begin from the day your certificate is given to your insurance provider. Enjoy! 

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John Fabel

I have a long and checkered history with defensive driving. I took my first "court invited" course at age 15 and realized immediately that there had to be a better way. Since that first experience, I have gone on to teach defensive driving classroom courses and to author four internet courses in 2 states. After nearly 25 years in the industry, I can help you find a course that will be the best fit for you.