Broome County to Offer Defensive Driving Course for Veterans

Reduced cost course held April 16th, 2016 at SUNY Broome

(Binghamton, NY) In an effort to reduce the number of Veterans involved in motor vehicle crashes, the Broome County STOP-DWI Program is hosting a Defensive Driving Course specifically for veterans. The Point & Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP) course is approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles and will be held on Saturday, April 16th from 9am to 4pm on the SUNY Broome campus, Decker Building, Room 117.


The cost of the course is just $5 and is open to veterans only. Lunch is included. Seating is limited to 24 registrants. 


Defensive Driving presents valuable information and safe driving tips to even the most experienced drivers. The course will include a presentation focused on the common traffic safety challenges veterans face in the months and years following overseas deployments.


Veterans may register by calling the SUNY Broome Continuing Education Department at (607) 778-5012 and telling the clerk they wish to register for the Defensive Driving Course for veterans being held on Saturday, April 16. SUNY Broome accepts Mastercard and VISA over the phone.  If the veteran wishes to register in person, they may go to the SUNY Broome Continuing Education Office in the Wales Building, Room 115.  If registering in person, acceptable forms of payment include Mastercard, VISA, cash, personal checks, and money orders. 


There are no online or mail registrations for this class. Students will be issued receipts with class location and time details along with a parking pass by e-mail or regular mail. Registration closes on Wednesday, April 13th or when the class is full.


The course is organized and funded in part by the Broome County Veteran Service Agency, the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group, the Downtown Binghamton Vet Center, and the STOP-DWI Returning Warrior 10 & 5 Miler.


For more information about Broome County STOP-DWI please visit: or follow the program on or Twitter @broomestopdwi

03/16/2016 - 9:44am