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18:16 04 Jun 24
Best online defensive driving course I have taken. This was very detailed and informative. I would recommend to take this class!
21:30 30 Nov 23
Just completed my defensive driving course and was very happy with it. It was engaging and informative.
20:24 30 Nov 23
Excellent class learned a lot! I think everyone should take a defensive driving class it should be mandatory for all new drivers !!
Joan M.Joan M.
20:22 30 Nov 23
Exceptional course ! Very easy to navigate! Would definitely take the class again and refer others as well ! Thanks
Mike LaBarberaMike LaBarbera
00:58 09 Nov 23
Tom was a great instructor, very knowledgeable and kept everyone engaged. Got a lot out of the class.
Michael McCabeMichael McCabe
00:56 09 Nov 23
Tom Sottile did a lights out job preparing for and delivering the material in this course. Highly recommend.
Laurie GageLaurie Gage
00:56 09 Nov 23
Tom was awesome - kept the class engaged and had a great sense of humor while driving the message very clearly how important all he was teaching is!!!!!
Erick ArangoErick Arango
00:56 09 Nov 23
Great defensive driving course! Highly recommend it. Tom makes the class go fast!
Sandra ArangoSandra Arango
00:55 09 Nov 23
Great instruction. Not the usual boring class!
Vicki CookVicki Cook
17:32 13 Sep 23
The course was simple and easy to follow. Very user friendly!
Anne SalvoniAnne Salvoni
18:13 12 Sep 23
This site was very user-friendlyGraphics and videos were goodThis is my 2nd time using this site for this course, and I will continue to do so and I have sent it to friends and family to use as well
15:55 02 Aug 23
I took the online 6 hour course in one day. It was easy, interactive, informative, convenient, and kept my attention. I actually learned a few things. I found the Dr. Phil videos to be interesting to watch as well. Highly recommended as a way to reduce your insurance bill.
Molly Didrik AlmkvistMolly Didrik Almkvist
23:37 25 Apr 23
Highly informative in person class! Incredible dynamic speaker, he gets your attention and hangs on it it for sure!
NYC Gal OutNYC Gal Out
23:01 25 Apr 23
Mark GodoyMark Godoy
21:42 27 Mar 23
This was the best 6hr online defense driving course like to thank Tom👍
Maria DicandiaMaria Dicandia
00:32 04 Aug 21
I had a great experience with the 6 hour online defensive driving course. This is my second time using American Safety Institute, it’s so easy to use and I will continue to use it in the future!
Bettina BoeschBettina Boesch
14:52 10 Mar 21
In light of Covid and the need to social distancing I opted for the virtual course this time. Reaching out to Thomas he provided clear and concise direction towards the online course. The course was very well put together and engaging; incorporating not only text, but videos clips as well as interactive questions and of course quizzes. It flowed smoothly and helpful to note it is possible, if needed, to pause and then return to where you left off (saving what you have already done).This was a good alternative considering the current environment however next time I will opt for the in person course with Thomas as his personal experiences and humor actually make this course fun.
Cliff HoffsesCliff Hoffses
22:12 24 Sep 20
Tom is terrific! The class was fun and a great learning experience-and thats saying something since we all take this course because “we have to”. Whether its online or in person, I will always use NYDefDrvNow!!
14:17 05 Jul 20
Tom does an excellent job. He is very professional and knows his craft.My wife and I took his online class. It was really simple to access and navigate. My wife and I will definitely highly recommend his online and his in person class.
Lewis I. GoodmanLewis I. Goodman
13:51 30 Apr 20
This was by far the most interesting and informative defensive driving class I have ever taken. The emphasis on content provided valuable information. It held my interest throughout and the time flew. The format was clear and effortless to use. I highly recommend this program to anyone seeking a class.
Cathy CremminsCathy Cremmins
21:17 24 Apr 20
Tom is the best instructor. He teaches all our our classes at Zebra Technologies. He is engaging, knowledgeable and passionate about Defensive Driving. I highly recommend that you take his course.
Joann LopezJoann Lopez
13:44 03 Mar 20
Thomas S said the course is simple and easy to navigate through, of course I doubted him but to my surprise it was just as easy as he explained it. This was a great experience for me and I will definitely recommend it to my family and friends when it’s their time to take the course.Thanks Tom for making life that much easier 👍
Margarette WahlMargarette Wahl
00:11 04 Dec 19
Took this course with my Dad. Thomas is very knowledgeable and shares updated information and experiences which makes the time go by fast. I will use him again next time and refer my friends.
Tara PetrettiTara Petretti
17:33 03 Dec 19
I have been taking this course with the same instructor in person and online since 2008. It was easy, informative, thorough and very affordable. I was able to comprehend everything that was said. Had no trouble completing the course and answering the questions. I highly recommend Thomas. A++++
Edward PetrunichEdward Petrunich
01:42 27 Nov 19
Taking the Defensive driving class with Thomas was a great experience. He was informative and made time went by fast as he made it fun, interesting and interactive for the entire class to share real time experience, priceless!
Matthew BlasczakMatthew Blasczak
02:59 26 Nov 19
The in-person class was good. I am glad that I took it. I will take it again in the future.
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20:53 11 Oct 19
The online course was informative and easy to use. I have used this site before and will continue in the future. I would recomend this site.


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Jonathan M.
Jonathan M.
2019-12-02 21:12:02
I took my defensive driving class with Tommy twice and he was outstanding. His teaching skills are phenomenal and he really makes the class very... read more

** Other Reviews **

It is a privilege to write a review and testimonial about an outstanding six hour defensive, driving program that my husband and I took with Thomas Sottile! We have taken this program multiple times throughout the years, and it always was an endurance test, with a lack of anything concrete or intrinsic that we could take away from the experience. Mr. Sottile was informative, entertaining, interesting, interactive, and created a positive environment in which everyone was eager to participate.  In his thoroughness to cover all of the material needed, he still was able to apply anecdotes and relevant situations to each of the individuals in the group. The question answer interactions were very helpful and applicable to each person's needs. His classroom management created an environment where everybody had equal opportunity to participate in no one dominated the floor. We look forward to taking another course with Mr. Sottile in the near future And for years to come.
Thomas is the most professional and dedicated instructor that I have worked with, nobody I know is more knowledgeable about "rules of the road ". I will never miss an opportunity to refer my clients to Thomas. Take his course, you WILL learn something valuable about driving regardless of your age and skills behind the wheel. I have been educating people about their auto insurance for 35+ year and still learn from his courses.
Thomas was the Instructor for a Defensive Driving class I took. He has excellent teaching skills and his approach to the training made the class very entertaining. He goes beyond what is in the training material to give a great learning experience.
Teresa R
Thomas is an incredible teacher and fantastic in his ability to keep a class engaged about a topic that most people come into expecting 6 hours of monotonous droning. Thomas is exactly the opposite of that, incentivizing students to participate in discussions and providing examples and anecdotes from his own life experiences. Thomas really cares about making the road a safer place for all drivers and his drive and passion for the topic is very apparent. I'd recommend his class to any company or school looking to bring more awareness to driving safety.