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The purposes of the New York State Highway Safety Program are to prevent crashes, save lives and reduce serious injuries. Enforcement of traffic laws, along with public information and instruction, continues to be foundation the Highway Safety Program.

DMV uses the Pre-Licensing Course to train new drivers and provide them with information to help them drive safely. In This Pre-Licensing Course you will be instructed about traffic laws, the rules of the road, safe driving standards, and defensive driving techniques. The course gives information about the effects of alcohol, drugs and other current highway safety problems.

The Pre-licensing Course teaches the safe driving skills needed to safely share the road. This instruction can reduce traffic violations and crashes by new drivers and decrease the risks for all users of state roadways

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