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1 Driver Education Chapter 1 (pg 6-26) New Jersey Driver License System

2 Laws Governing Driver Licenses A motorist who operates a vehicle in the state of New Jersey must carry: - -A valid driver license OR - -A valid provisional license OR - -A validated New Jersey permit The motorist must also carry: - -Valid auto insurance AND - -Vehicle registration cards

3 More Laws A 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 Continued Individuals 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 DDL issued in 2004 along with the 6 pts. of identification, helps to eliminate fraud and abuse. Includes nearly 2 dozen security features, including photos/signature Motorists under the age of 21 are issued a distinctive vertical format Most DDLs issued are valid for 4 yrs. Digital Driver License

6 Samples Each is for a different type of license. Which is which?

7 Be Aware!

8 Types of Types of New Jersey New Jersey Licenses Licenses Keep in mind: Testing for commerical, motorcycle, and moped licenses will require the use of topic- specific manuals in addition to using the driver manual.

9 More More Types of Licenses

10 6 Point ID verification your age, identity, & legal presence Prove your age, identity, & legal presence You are REQUIRED to show: At least one primary document At least one secondary document At least six points of ID Proof of Address Social Security Number Try 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 Program The 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 consent - -Must be enrolled in approved behind-the-wheel driver training course through the NJ DOE or commercial driving school* - -An approved instructor must purchase the permit - -Must pass MVC’s knowledge and written tests* - -Must pay required fee; finish course 1 st, validate

13 And then… STEP 2 STEP 2- Practice with an adult supervising driver- at least 6 months - Must observe learner permit restrict. STEP 3- Get a provisional license - -Must have completed at least 6 mos. driving BTW w/o any suspensions/postponements - -Must pass MVC’s road test - -Must be at least 17 years old

14 Finally… STEP 4- With a provisional license, - Must practice unsupervised driving 1 yr and observe the PDL restrictions STEP 5- Get the Basic Driver License - -Must be at least 18 years old - -Must have completed one year of unsupervised driving with provisional driver license restrictions - -Must pay required fee - -Early 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 18.5 Differences: -No Behind the Wheel -Not 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 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. 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. 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. 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. Permit holder and all passengers must wear seat belts. Must display decals on license plates. Must display decals on license plates.

17 Examination Permit Restrictions No driving between 11:01 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. 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. 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. 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. 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. Permit holder and all passengers must wear seat belts. Must display decals on license plates. Must display decals on license plates.

19 Provisional License Restrictions No driving between 11:01 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.1 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. No using hand-held or hands-free cell phones or any other electronic devices. Passengers are limited to dependants of the probationary license holder Passengers are limited to dependants of the probationary license holder and one additional person, unless accompanied by a parent/guardian. Probationary license holder and all passengers must wear seat belts. Probationary license holder and all passengers must wear seat belts. Must display decals on license plates. Must display decals on license plates.

20 GDL Driver Exemptions Exceptions to the hours rule for permit and provisional drivers under 21 -Proof 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 Time Any NJ resident who is at least _16__ and not in suspension status can obtain a Special Learner Permit at any MVC agency Signed consent of __parent_ Registered in Behind-the-Wheel driver training course Must pass _Knowledge_ Test_ and vision screening An approved course is _6 hours_ long An approved course is _6 hours_ long The 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 License E

24 More About the CDL- last slide! Class A Class BClass C Tractor trailer Big TrucksSchool Bus Tows most lbs Heavy Buses School Van Op. B,C, & D Can op. C, D Can. Op. D -Commercial driver license code H means can legally transport hazardous material -P is for passengers, S is for school bus -# restrictions, ex. lenses, are on CDLs.


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