Were you aware?
Some states offer specific ways to have traffic tickets dismissed. Unfortunately New York is NOT one of them.
There IS however a way for you to offset the cost of the ticket by participating in a state approved defensive driving course and saving money on your insurance premiums. You may also be able to reduce points on your driving record for successfully completing a Point and Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP).
Program benefits include:
• Insurance Rate Reduction
• Point Reduction/Credit
• Driver Education
New York approves third party organizations to offer ticket dismissal and defensive driving classes to residents of the state. Fortunately these programs cost very little and are easily accessible online.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Not all programs are equal! Some contain inaccurate information, are poorly designed and tedious to complete — but others provide a significantly better user experience and added features such as audio and video.
We recommend I Drive Safely for New York as they provide high quality and easy to understand defensive driving courses which can be completed online – at a very reasonable price.