Why take defensive driving class? Reasons: you save 10% on your car insurance premium for 3 years and reduce 4 points with the DMV. This class is cheaper than what AAA offers to its members. And Melrose CU provides FREE breakfast and lunch for the class. If you take the class through AAA in NYC & its suburbs, AAA member pays $39, non-AAA member $49. So it is still cheap to pay $20 non-member price for this class offered by Melrose CU. For members of Melrose CU, this class is FREE of charge.
You won’t find any Big Banks willing to provide so much goodies to its members. Even non-members of Melrose CU get deeply discounted prices for the defensive driving class.
WHEN: In general, the FIRST Saturday of EACH MONTH from 9:00am to 3:00pm. . Bring your valid driver’s license to the class.
WHERE: Melrose Credit Union address: 139-30 Queens Boulevard, Briarwood, N.Y. 11435 in Queens County, NY. FREE parking available at its gated parking lot next to the office.
Public Transit options: via subway F train to Briarwood/Van Wyck Blvd. station, or E train to Jamaica/Van Wyck station. via Bus Q20A, Q20B, Q44 Local and Q60 stop in front of Melrose CU.
About 3-4 weeks after you completed the defensive driving class, you should be receiving the defensive driving completion certificate in the mail. You should call your car insurance company to find out their Fax number or mailing address to send the certificate to them and receive the 10% car insurance discount good for 3 years. Make sure to include your Car Insurance policy# to get proper credit/discount. Wait a few business days to follow-up with the insurance company to make sure they have credited the 10% discount on your account.
Melrose Credit Union is an open-charter CU under the state of NY, it is opened to everyone in the US. You just need to make a one-time $1 membership fee to join. Melrose CU is a member of Shared Branching (aka: CU Service Center) with over 4,000 Shared Branches nationwide. This CU is a member of CO-OP network with over 28,000 surcharge-free ATM including at McDonald’s and 7-Eleven. Melrose Credit Union is ranked #1 for the 2012 Best-Performing Credit Union in the US, see the link for the charts on the Top 50 best-performing CU and the top 50 CU by states.