New Jersey Defensive Driving Course
The defensive driving course is a voluntary course in the state of New Jersey. If you received a notice in the mail from the MVC giving you an option to take a Driver Improvement Program, or a notice to take the Probationary Driver Program, please read above content under Remedial Driver Programs for details.
Most road accidents are caused by driver error. To reduce the likelihood of being involved in an accident you need to understand the concept of “defensive driving.” This course will provide you with standard accident-preventing techniques.
Upon completion of the defensive driving course:
- Two points may be removed* from the accumulated points you currently have on your license. *IMPORTANT NOTE: Point credits for State-approved, New Jersey defensive driving course curriculum only. Check with course providers before registering. You may only receive a two point reduction once every 5 years and only if there are points on your driving record at the time you complete the course.
- You may also qualify for an insurance rate reduction (contact your insurance agent for more information).
To get started with your New Jersey Defensive course please click here.
See a list of State-approved classroom and online defensive driving courses below.