DRINKING DRIVER PROGRAM
In 1975, New York State's lawmakers passed legislation mandating that a Drinking Driver Program (DDP) be made available to eligible motorists convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), or Driving While Alcohol Impaired (DWAI). The Department of Motor Vehicles determines eligibility for the program. If you are eligible, you must register at your local DMV office. For detailed information on the program visit the DMV website
Effective July 1, 2010
CLASSES WILL MEET IN THE NORTH ANNEX at 500 Endo Blvd., Garden City, NY.
The North Annex is located on Endo Blvd, one half block south of Stewart Avenue. Classes are offered Monday - Thursday at 5:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. or Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The $225 fee (certified check or money order) is payable to NCC, the first evening of class. Failure to attend all classes will result in dismissal from the Drinking Driver Program.
The Drinking Driver Program (DDP) teaches a curriculum developed by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The series of lectures address the areas of driver safety and alcohol as an impairment factor in driving performance. The program utilizes direct classroom instruction, group-discussion activities, a screening test and an interview for possible referral to a community based alcohol treatment facility as part of the state mandated curriculum. (If a student is referred for an evaluation he/she will not complete the program until the evaluating /referring therapist or counselor provides notice (Form DMV – DS449) that treatment is not required or that recommended treatment has been completed.). The NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) maintains a listing of approved evaluators or providers.
The DDP office is located at 356 East Road on the College campus. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. To contact the office, please call 516.572.7201 or e-mail DDP@ncc.edu.