REVIEW: New York’s Top Online PIRP Providers

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

There are four reasons why you might choose to take a PIRP course:

Question is, how are you going to get it behind you? My kid brother is fond of saying that if you give the hardest job to the laziest man, he’ll find the easiest way to do it with the least amount of effort expended.

As with most anything else in our lives these days, the “easiest way” is to do it online. There are a few classroom courses still to be found, and classroom courses can be fun. However, if you fall into the category my brother speaks of, an internet course is probably the best option. 

I do realize that if you have already Googled “New York PIRP course,” you probably choked at the number of options available. How do you know where to begin?

Here’s where we’d like to help you out. We’re going to discuss who can qualify for a NY PIRP course and take a quick look at the three New York providers that we think are the best. If after reading our reviews you don’t agree, we’ve also linked to a list of all the online NY PIRP schools we could find. Get ready to do some scrolling; there’s a bunch of them.

Who Can Take a NY PIRP Course?

A New York Point & Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP) course is open to any driver licensed by the NY DMV. There are two main reasons a driver might choose to take one, and they’re baked right into the name.

For more information on the benefits of a PIRP course, take a look at the article below.

Breaking Down the Best. How Do You Choose?

New York’s Top Online PIRP Providers

With so many NY PIRP courses out there, what makes one better than another? We’re going to take a look at each company’s history, their unique advantages, and what their students say about their experience.

Comedy PIRP Course by My Improv

My improv defensive driving

My Improv started in the driving business over 30 years ago and was founded in partnership with the World-Famous Improv Comedy Club. Written by professional Hollywood writers, they present a serious subject in a humorous and light-hearted way. As an added bonus, they will throw in four tickets to your nearest Improv Comedy Club if you choose their course.


I Drive Safely

iDriveSafely was one of the first online driver safety providers in the industry. They have served over 5,000,000 customers over their long history and have maintained a very good reputation. The school has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a nearly 5-star rating on TrustPilot.

Go To Traffic School

Logo for gototrafficschool defensive driving and traffic school

GoToTrafficSchool entered the driver safety industry in 1999. They have served over 4,000,000 satisfied customers since then, so they must be doing something right! Another unique offering is that they offer a money-back guarantee. If you are disappointed in their course in any way, you don’t pay, even if you get all the way to the final exam.  

Need More Help Deciding?

Whether taking a PIRP course to save on insurance or to save your license, an online course is the easiest and most effective way to get it done. Why wait? The faster you get started, the faster you’ll have it behind you!

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.