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Online Defensive Driving Course Nets Insurance Discount

LCT Staff
Posted on July 22, 2009

NEW YORK — On May 18, New York drivers statewide became eligible to complete online defensive driving courses, allowing them to qualify for a mandatory 10% three-year insurance discount and a four-point reduction on their driving record.

One of the first approved courses, Improv Aware Driver, uses an edutainment approach and a unique online validation technology — meaning no offline third party validation.

Edutainment (also educational entertainment or entertainment-education) is a form of entertainment designed to educate as well as to amuse. Edutainment typically seeks to instruct or socialize its audience by embedding lessons in some familiar form of entertainment.

Improv is offering a group discount for those in the taxi, car service, and public transportation industries for the program. Drivers can sign on whenever they want over a 30-day period to complete the course and fulfill any specific driving requirements.

For more information, CLICK HERE to visit the Improv website.

Source: Linda Moore, LCT Magazine

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