Rutgers Emergency Services offers the New Jersey State Safety Council Defensive Driving Course enabling students, faculty, and staff members to meet the University requirement to operate a University owned, leased or rented vehicle. This course is available to non-members of the Rutgers community at a cost of $20.00 per student. Those affiliated with the University can attend free of charge.

  • Please bring a copy of your Drivers License to class.
  • Must have completed a vision screening within the last six (6) months if operating a University vehicle. One can be provided the day of the course for $15.00 per student.

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The Rutgers Defensive Driving Course may be utilized for the reduction of 2 points from driving records for individuals with valid NJ drivers licenses. This applies to Motor Vehicle points only, not to insurance points. Individuals who participated in a point reduction course within the last five (5) years are ineligible for further point reduction credit.

$35.00 non-refundable processing fee. 
Fee must be paid by employee in cash or by check on the day of the course.


Participants are also entitled to a 5% discount on their automobile insurance premium, for three years, at the time of renewal. The discount does not apply if the driver has accumulated 4 points in the past year. A copy of the course certificate must be presented to the insurance company in order to receive the discount. The insurance carrier will verify course participation through the NJ Division of Motor Vehicles.

$20.00 non-refundable processing fee.
Fee must be paid by cash or check the day of the course.
Please contact your insurance carrier for details.


DDC classes can be arranged at your department on request. Departments must provide a classroom space suitable for 30 students. The classroom must provide the student and instructor with a comfortable environment appropriate to a full day program and must include a TV/VCR. A representative from the Department of Emergency Services may ask to inspect the classroom prior to scheduling the program. Departments must guarantee a minimum of 25 students. In the event that less then 25 students are present on the day of the course, the requesting department agrees to pay the cost of the instructor. Following are special exceptions to the 25-student minimum:

  • Departments anticipating less then 25 students but are willing to open the course to other employees of the University.
  • Only 15 students are required for off-site locations over 40 miles from Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Please call 848-932-4800 if you are interested or have any questions about arranging a class for your department.

Please Note: Anyone arriving after 8:45 A.M. cannot be admitted to the class and must reschedule for another date. If there are any questions regarding the New Jersey State Safety Council Defensive Driving Course, please contact Rutgers University Emergency Services at 848-932-4800.

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