Open to the Public, Pre-Registration Required
SUNY Ulster’s Continuing and Professional Education Department will offer several driving courses that are open to the public and require pre-registration. Course offerings include: Driver Education, the 5-Hour Pre-licensing Class and the Defensive Driving Class.
The Driver Education Class will be held at the following high schools: Kingston, Rondout Valley, New Paltz, Wallkill, Highland, Onteora and Marlboro. Class orientations take place during the week of February 6 and class begins the following week. In addition to the classroom the students are assigned a drive time which is determined at the orientation.
5-Hour Pre-licensing Class covers the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving perception and defensive driving techniques. Upon completion, students will be issued a certificate, which is required to take the road test. The class meets the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles classroom requirement in driver safety education. The course will be offered at the Kingston Center (KSU) in on Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 pm. The course fee is $45.
The Defensive Driving Class is designed to help prevent and avoid accidents through techniques developed by the National Safety Council and approved by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Participants in the 6-hour class can save 10 percent on their auto liability, no-fault and collision insurance premiums for three years. Classes are scheduled for Saturday, February 11 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Stone Ridge Campus and on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Kingston Center, 94 Mary’s Avenue. The course fee is $45.