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Taconic Associates LLC Driving School


A Proud Sponsor Of The
“Sean Patrick French Memorial Run/Walk Fund”

To Our Clients

Thank you for choosing Taconic Driving School for your driving needs. We offer a wide range of programs.

Driving instructions can be a stressful experience. We take pride in the patience we exhibit and the skills we have developed to make your learning experience very pleasant.

As a driver in New York State you accept responsibilities. We give you an understanding of these responsibilities and assist you in becoming a safer driver.

Our main goal is saving lives on the Highways.

For questions or appointments please contact us.

About the Business

Since 1968 our driving school has serviced Columbia and Greene Counties. The owners and instructors have always been local residents of our area.

Shirley and Al Kasper owned and operated the school for 15 years, teaching lessons and classes themselves, with help from their daughter, Linda, and Philip Abitabile.

In 1998 Shirley and Al semi-retired and sold the business to Linda and her husband, Jim, and to Phil and his wife, Christine (Canape). In 2006 Phil became sole owner of the business.

Since the 1970’s Phil has Traffic Safety Education experience. For 10 years he was an instructor for the Drinking Driver Education class. Phil is also a certified Driver Education Teacher for Public Schools.