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Driver Education

Driver & Traffic Safety 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).

NYSED Description

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. Thomas A. Edison's Driver Education Program is conducted under the State Education Department's (SED) procedures and guidelines, and must provide each student participant with at least the minimum of twenty-four (24) clock hours of classroom instruction and twenty-four (24) clock hours of in-car instruction. Students must complete no fewer than six (6) clock hours of actual behind-the-wheel driving experience and eighteen (18) clock hours of observation in the teacher-supervised vehicle. 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 dependent 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).

Driver Education in Edison typically runs for approximately 16 weeks. Classes are afterschool, with one day of classroom instruction and the choice of a scheduled driving day. Participants must possess a NYS Learners Permit

More Information

More information about Driver Education can be obtained by calling (718) 297-6580, ext. 4172, or visiting G17. 
Full payment of $575.00 (check or money order) payable to: Thomas A. Edison C.T.E. High School

Helpful Resource

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