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 sit for their road test and receive the MV-285: Student Certificate of Completion. Students must pass both classroom and in-car instruction with a grade of 65 or higher in order to receive their certificate of completion. The MV-285: Student Certificate of Completion (casually referred to as the "Blue Card") is issued to students who successfully complete the NYSED Driver & Traffic Safety Education (DTSE) course.
Note: You must be 16 years of age by the start of the session and hold a valid
New York State learner's permit or driver’s license to attend Driver Education.
Please refer to the DMV for all road test conditions and requirements related to young drivers.
Driver Education Office: 652-3000 ext 7402 (Summer Office Hours 7:00am-11:00am)