Black Car Safety and Wellness Center

The Black Car Safety & Wellness Center was created by The Black Car Fund in 2007 to ensure a safer, more professional workforce within the industry. Every driver is required to attend a State Certified Defensive Driving Course in order to get and maintain his or her New York City Taxi and Limousine (TLC) Operator’s license. The Black Car Safety and Wellness Center gives drivers an opportunity to fulfill this requirement for free, as well as get paid while doing so!

As a driver affiliated with a Member Base of The Black Car Fund, you are eligible to receive $300 once every three years for taking the course, but can take the course at any time to help reduce points on your license or fulfill your TLC requirement. Not jut that, but under Vision Zero laws, taking a Defensive Driving Course may make you eligible to reduce up to a maximum of 3 DMV points. If you currently have 6 or more points, you can take the course in an effort to get them reduced. It may not help prevent a suspension, but can help fend off losing your TLC license all together.

The eight-hour safety course is offered every Saturday and Sunday, and on selected holiday weekdays at the Black Car Safety & Wellness Center located at 38-38 Crescent Street, 2nd Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101. It is also offered every Monday and Tuesday at the Independent Drivers Guild Center in Bushwick, Brooklyn, located at 456 Johnson Avenue, Suite 420, Brooklyn, NY 11237. It is open to professional drivers affiliated with the member companies of The Black Car Fund. Online registration is required in advance - please chose a date and time, as well as reserve your seat by clicking here. (Days of both classes, at both locations, subject to sudden change. Please make sure to check the Black Car Safety and Wellness Center website by clicking here.)


1) Arrive earlier than your scheduled class time to allow for parking - on-street parking may be difficult at both locations.

2) You MUST bring both your NYC TLC and DMV licenses to registration - please do not leave them in your vehicle.

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For more information about TLC’s rules a regulations regarding points and point reduction, visit their website here: NYC TLC Rules, or go to

For more information visit the Black Car Safety Center’s website at, and schedule a class today!