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1 Chapter 1 (pg 6-26) New Jersey Driver License System Driver EducationChapter 1 (pg 6-26)New Jersey DriverLicense System
2 Laws Governing Driver Licenses A motorist who operates a vehicle in the state of New Jersey must carry:A valid driver license ORA valid provisional license ORA validated New Jersey permitThe motorist must also carry:Valid auto insurance ANDVehicle registration cards
3 More LawsA motorist who changes addresses must report this change to the MVC within 1 week after moving.A motorist who legally changes his or her name must report the change within 2 or 3 weeks.A motorist with a valid out-of-state license who moves to NJ must apply for a NJ license within 60 days, or before the current license expires, whichever comes first. (CDL-30 days)
4 Laws ContinuedIndividuals who have never had a driver license must complete the Graduated Driver License (GDL) program before getting a basic driver license.All applicants for a NJ driver license who are under 18 yrs of age must present a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.GDL, special learner and examination permits are valid until all qualifications for a provisional license are met, or for 2 years, whichever comes first. All others are valid for 90 days.
5 Digital Driver License DDL issued in 2004along with the 6 pts. of identification, helps to eliminate fraud and abuse.Includes nearly 2 dozen security features, including photos/signatureMotorists under the age of 21 are issued a distinctive vertical formatMost DDLs issued are valid for 4 yrs.
6 Each is for a different type of license. SamplesEach is for a different type of license.Which is which?
10 6 Point ID verification Prove your age, identity, & legal presence You are REQUIRED to show:At least one primary documentAt least one secondary documentAt least six points of IDProof of AddressSocial Security NumberTry it out!Important: If your current legal name is different than the name on your civil birth certificate….
11 Chapter 1 Continued: The GDL GDL= Graduated Driver License ProgramThe system gradually introduces driving privileges to first-time drivers, extends their practice driving time, and requires a minimum age of 18 in order to receive an unrestricted, basic driver license.Failure to adhere to GDL restrictions can result in a fine of $100 or a possible suspension of a motorist’s driving privilege.
12 Graduated Driver License- GDL STEP 1: Get a special learner permit- Must be at least 16*Must have parent/guardian consentMust be enrolled in approved behind-the-wheel driver training course through the NJ DOE or commercial driving school*An approved instructor must purchase the permitMust pass MVC’s knowledge and written tests*Must pay required fee; finish course 1st, validate
13 And then…STEP 2- Practice with an adult supervising driver- at least 6 months- Must observe learner permit restrict.STEP 3- Get a provisional licenseMust have completed at least 6 mos. driving BTW w/o any suspensions/postponementsMust pass MVC’s road testMust be at least 17 years old
14 Finally… STEP 4- With a provisional license, - Must practice unsupervised driving 1 yr and observe the PDL restrictionsSTEP 5- Get the Basic Driver LicenseMust be at least 18 years oldMust have completed one year of unsupervised driving with provisional driver license restrictionsMust pay required feeEarly Bird Road vs. Young Adult vs. Adult
15 Young Adult & Adult Roads Young Adult- Must be at least 17 yrs.Examination 17, practice 6 mo.17.5,Basic Driver License at 18.5Differences:No Behind the WheelNot called a special learner permit.Adult- Must be at least 21 yrs old.- Examination 21,- practice supervised driving for 3 mos.get yrs-Basic Driver License at yrs old.Differences: Again,The each step
16 Special Learner Permit Restrictions • No driving between 11:01 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.• No using hand-held or hands-free cell phones or any other electronic devices.• Permit holder must be accompanied in the front seat by an adult supervising driver who is at least 21 years of age and who possesses a valid New Jersey driver license and has a minimum of three years’driving experience.• Passengers are limited to any parent, guardian or dependant of the special permit holder and one additional passenger.• Permit holder and all passengers must wear seat belts.• Must display decals on license plates.
17 Examination Permit Restrictions • No driving between 11:01 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.• No using hand-held or hands-free cell phones or any other electronic devices.• Permit holder must be accompanied in the front seat by an adult supervising driver who is at least 21 years of age and who possesses a valid New Jersey driver license and has a minimum of three years driving experience.
18 Examination Permit Restrictions • Passengers are limited to dependants of the permit holder and one additional person, unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.• Permit holder and all passengers must wear seat belts.• Must display decals on license plates.
19 Provisional License Restrictions • No driving between 11:01 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.1• No using hand-held or hands-free cell phones or any other electronic devices.• Passengers are limited to dependants of the probationary license holderand one additional person, unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.• Probationary license holder and all passengers must wear seat belts.• Must display decals on license plates.
20 GDL Driver Exemptions 2 special notes: Exceptions to the hours rule for permit and provisional drivers under 21Proof of a need to drive during the prohibited hours for employment and/or religion.2 special notes:If a student driver commits a traffic offense, the responsibility will be with both the student driver AND the instructor or supervising adult.All motorists who possess a provisional driver license, whose provisional licensing period is not extended past the 12 months by the MVC, must visit the MVC agency to upgrade to a basic at the end of the 12 mos..
21 Special Learners Permits for NJ Review TimeAny NJ resident who is at least _16__ and not in suspension status can obtain a Special Learner Permit at any MVC agencySigned consent of __parent_Registered in Behind-the-Wheel driver training courseMust pass _Knowledge_ Test_ and vision screeningAn approved course is _6 hours_ longThe instructor must purchase the permit, which is valid for _2_ years.
22 Examination Permits for NJ res. The examination permit is different than a student learner permit because the applicant does not have to be a _student & an instructor is not necessary.For both types of permits, _6_ points of ID verification are necessary and proof that the applicant lives in the US.For a provisional license, the applicant must also supply their _social security_ number.
23 Commercial Driver License- CDL There are 3 classes of a commercial license: A, B, and C. However, no one can apply for these licenses until he/she is in possession of Class D license, the basic driver license, or possesses an out-of-state CDL.Recall:-Class E:-Class F:-Class G:-Boat LicenseE
24 More About the CDL- last slide! Class A Class B Class CTractor trailer Big Trucks School BusTows most lbs Heavy Buses School VanOp. B,C, & D Can op. C, D Can. Op. D-Commercial driver license code H means can legally transport hazardous materialP is for passengers, S is for school bus# restrictions, ex. lenses, are on CDLs.