Black Car Safety & 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. The eight-hour safety course is offered every Saturday and Sunday, and on selected holiday weekdays from 10 AM to 6 PM 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 412, Brooklyn, NY 11237. It is open to professional drivers affiliated with the member companies of The Black Car Fund.


1) Arrive NO LATER than 9:30 AM the day of your scheduled class to allow enough time for registration.

2) Classes begin promptly at 10 AM

3) On-street parking is difficult at both locations. Please arrive early to give yourself time to find parking

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

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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 Center gives drivers an opportunity to fulfill this requirement for free, plus 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.

Under the recent 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 to get them reduced. It may not help prevent a suspension, but can help fend off losing your TLC license all together.

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!