Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to announce that Town-sponsored DMV-approved Defensive Driving Courses have been scheduled for the months of April, May, June, and July. Each course will be held in two separate session (6:00pm – 9:00pm) on weeknights. You must attend both sessions in order to complete the course.
Greece Residents who are interested in attending Defensive Driving Courses may sign up via the Town of Greece website. Visit the Town of Greece website at www.greeceny.gov, click the “Residents” tab on the upper right hand corner of the home page, select “Defensive Driving Course”, and follow the link to submit the online registration form. You may also access the registration link directly by clicking here: https://is.gd/Q1l9th. Please note that the online registration form is submitted through the Town of Greece Community Center. This means that a few of the registration questions may be irrelevant, but are nonetheless mandatory that you answer in order to complete the online registration process. There will be a section on the registration webpage to input your credit card information. Accepted credit cards are Visa/Mastercard/Discover.
Residents who wish to register in person must do so at the Town of Greece Community Center counter. Accepted forms of in-person payment include cash, check, and credit card.
Please see below for the Town of Greece Community and Senior Center open hours:
September - May
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
June - August
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Defensive Driving Courses are currently being offered to Greece residents only at a rate of $17/student. Class sizes are limited to the first 20 students who register, which means that registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that there are no refunds for these courses.
Defensive Driving Courses will be held at the Town of Greece Police Headquarters at 6 Vince Tofany Boulevard, Greece, NY 14612. Please see below for the schedule of upcoming classes:
Tuesday, April 9th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (first session)
Thursday, April 11th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (second session)
Tuesday, April 23rd, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (first session)
Thursday, April 25th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (second session)
Tuesday, May 21st, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (first session)
Thursday, May 23rd, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (second session)
Tuesday, June 18th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (first session)
Thursday, June 20th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (second session)
All course material questions will be covered during the extensive class sessions. Additional information regarding the course and point and insurance reduction can be found on the DMV website at https://dmv.ny.gov/brochure/point-insurance-reduction-program.
What is defensive driving? The DMV defines defensive driving as a safe driving technique that all drivers should use, which includes:
- Looking ahead and expecting the unexpected.
- Controlling your speed.
- Maintaining a safe following distance.
- Preparedness for the reactions of other drivers.
- Driving safely for weather and/or road conditions.
- Being alert and distraction-free.
- Watching and respecting other drivers.
Benefits associated with completing the Defensive Driving Course according to the National Safety Council and the Department of Motor Vehicle:
- Reduction in fines associated with a traffic ticket.
- Offsetting ticket points on your driving record.
- Up to a 4-point reduction with NYS DMV.
- An insurance rate reduction.
- Mandatory insurance premium reduction of up to 10% for 3 years.
- Prevention or reinstatement of a suspended driver’s license.
- The opportunity to be part of a program that sets the standard for accident prevention and vehicle safety in New York State.
Benefits associated with completing the Defensive Driving Course in the Town of Greece Police Headquarters classroom setting:
- You will have direct access to an instructor for questions and thorough explanations.
- You will have multiple visual aids in differing formats.
- You will be sharing the room with other drivers you may learn and receive support from.
- You will have a structured learning environment.
“I am happy to report that our first two Defensive Driving Course sessions for February and March booked up very quickly” said Supervisor Reilich. “I was excited to see so many residents show interest in these Town-sponsored courses! Seeing such a high level of interest from residents for our first two courses, I worked with our Greece Police Department to schedule courses out through June of this year. I am pleased to announce that registration is now open for April, May, and June classes. Bringing cost-efficient services to Town of Greece residents has always been one of my top priorities, and I am pleased to offer these courses at the very reasonable rate of $17/student, which covers the cost of the materials provided. I hope you will take advantage of this great service the town now offers!”