Traffic Defense Rider (Members & Retirees)

Traffic Defense Rider ($30/year)

The Traffic Defense Rider is available to active, dues-paying PEF members and retirees who have purchased the basic Voluntary Legal Service Plan. The Traffic Defense Rider may be added at any time by the covered individual however, there is no proration of the additional fee when the Traffic Defense Rider is added at a later date during the covered individual’s Plan year. The Traffic Defense Rider includes the defense of any moving violation (moving violation is defined as any ticket that the conviction for which would result in points assessed on the member’s/retiree’s license).

Terms and Conditions:

  • Member/retiree must be a holder of a valid New York State Driver’s license that is in good standing and not suspended or revoked at the time of issuance of the violation.
  • The Traffic Defense Rider is limited in use to the covered individual (member/retiree).
  • The Traffic Defense Rider is limited to coverage in New York State.
  • The Traffic Defense Rider excludes any pre-existing tickets received by the member/retiree prior to the acquisition of the Traffic Defense Rider.
  • Does not include any violation that is answerable in Criminal Court.

To Purchase the Traffic Defense Rider by Visa, MasterCard or Discover:

  1. Purchase online via the button below

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2. Or, call (800) 342-4306, ext. 243, Option 1, to purchase by credit card over the phone.

You must purchase the Voluntary Legal Service Plan before you can purchase any one or all of the riders.

To Purchase the Traffic Defense Rider by check or money order:

For Active Members: Download the enrollment/payroll deduction form via the button below.  Select the Traffic Defense Rider on the form under Option #1 and send your form along with your check or money order to PEF Membership Benefits Program, 10 Airline Drive, Suite 101, Albany, NY 12205. You must purchase the Voluntary Legal Service Plan before you can purchase any one or all of the riders. Or, you may purchase the Voluntary Legal Service Plan and riders of your choice at the same time.

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For Retiree Members: Download the enrollment/pension deduction form via the button below. Select the Traffic Defense Rider on the form under Option #1 and send your form along with your check or money order to PEF Membership Benefits Program, 10 Airline Drive, Suite 101, Albany, NY 12205. You must purchase the Voluntary Legal Service Plan before you can purchase any one or all of the riders. Or, you may purchase the Voluntary Legal Service Plan and riders of your choice at the same time.

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