Driver Education

Driver & Traffic Safety Education in New York State schools is a course implemented via a joint partnership between the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Driver Education course is intended to educate students (age 16 or older) on appropriate driving skills and habits as well as playing a responsible role in the highway transportation/safety system. Course highlights include 24 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of behind the wheel training and observation. Students who satisfactorily complete the course are eligible to receive the MV-285: Student Certificate of Completion.

The MV-285: Student Certificate of Completion allows:

  • a NYS Junior Permit holder to schedule a road test
  • young drivers a possible reduction in automobile insurance cost (participation is dependant upon insurance provider participation)
  • a 17 year old to receive a senior license (MV-285 form must be submitted to local DMV to attain this benefit)
Drivers Education Timeline


Please contact Ms. Elizabeth Hine at (631) 870-2632 if you have any questions.