Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violation Agency (TPVA) Online Driver Safety Programs Frequently Asked Questions

Check below for answers to the most common questions.  If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, call us at 866.794.4286 or email us at [email protected].  

Usually a class is assigned as part of a plea bargain. While it may not be mandatory, your plea bargain is contingent upon you successfully completing the class by the judge-assigned deadline and will be rescinded if you don’t. Those with CDLs face immediate suspension if the Distracted Driving Program is not completed within 72 hours of assignment.

You will receive a referral / referral form from the TPVA judge or prosecutor in court indicating your course assignment and completion deadline date.

If you do not complete the DDP class by the judge-assigned deadline date, your plea bargain will be rescinded. CDL drivers face immediate suspension.

You must register for the online DDP class within 48 hours of assignment. Class must be completed by the judge-assigned completion date. CDL drivers must complete the Distracted Driving Program within 72 hours of assignment.

Register online now: Suffolk County DDP Registration

The cost of the online Distracted Driving Program is $25. The fee is non-refundable and payable at the time of registration by credit / debit card.

Once your payment has been successfully processed, you will immediately receive an email confirmation with your unique DDP course access code.  Follow the simple steps in the email to complete your registration and access the online course right away. The online course can be completed anytime on a PC, laptop, or even a tablet device, from anywhere you have an internet connection.

To print or resend your confirmation email, go to: Suffolk County DDP Registration

The online Distracted Driving Program is a 90-minute behavior-driven course designed to change drivers’ attitudes associated with distracted driving and using cell phone and other electronic devices while driving.  A self-assessment evaluates participant’s driving habits and defines content specific to their risk level.  The course educates drivers about the risks, dangers and consequences of cell phone use while driving and motivates drivers to change their risky behaviors.

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Immediately following your successful completion of the Distracted Driving Program, a certificate is available for you to print. You may be required to provide the certificate to the court as proof that you have passed the course. Please refer to the court for specific direction.

If you choose not to complete the entire class at one time, you can bookmark your progress allowing you to pick up right where you left off the next time you log in. Your login will be valid for 30 days; you can log in and out as many times as you’d like during that period.

If you experience technical difficulties while completing the online course, please email [email protected] or call (800) 775-1484.

Each online DDP class completion will satisfy one TPVA referral. If you have multiple referrals, you will need to register for and complete a separate online course for each one.  The cost of each course is $25.

Note: To complete multiple online courses, you must create a new account each time, starting in the New User Registration box, with a new Login ID for each access code you’ve been provided.  For your future reference, write down each Login ID & Login Password you create for each assigned access code.

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Contact Us
Web: www.drivesafe.com/suffolk
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (866) 794-4286

National Safety Council
Attn: Suffolk County Driver Safety Team
200 Salina Meadows Pkwy, Suite 200
Syracuse, NY 13212

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM