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CHAPTER SEVEN DRIVER PRIVILEGES & PENALTIES. The Driving Privilege pg110 1.This not a Right 2.Time of suspension varies 3.Restoration depends on types.

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1 CHAPTER SEVEN DRIVER PRIVILEGES & PENALTIES

2 The Driving Privilege pg110 1.This not a Right 2.Time of suspension varies 3.Restoration depends on types of offenses and # if convictions 1.Habitual Offender:someone who has been suspended 3 times in 3 years

3 Other Reasons for Suspension Failure to appear in court Failure to pay surcharges At fault in a fatal accident Driving while suspended Failure to provide proof of insurance Drug or alcohol use Reckless driving Repeated traffic law violation

4 Underage Drinking pg111 It is illegal to purchase, possess, or consume alcohol if under 21 1 st offense Consequences fine suspension days community service May need to attend an alcohol ed or treatment program If you don’t have a license yet it starts when you are 1 st eligible to receive a license

5 DUI Penalties BAC.08% but below.10% pg111 First offense 3-month suspension $250-$ hr participation in an Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center (IDRC) $230 per day IDRC fee Up to 30 day imprisonment

6 $100 Drunk Driving fee $100 alcohol ed rehab fee $1000 annual surcharge for 3 years $75 safe Neighborhood Services fee Possible interlock device requirement for 6 months to 1 year

7 DUI BAC.10% or more First offense 7 months to 1 year suspension $300-$500 fine hr participation in an Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center (IDRC) $230 per day IDRC fee Up to 30 day imprisonment

8 $100 Drunk Driving fee $100 alcohol ed rehab fee $1000 annual surcharge for 3 years $75 safe Neighborhood Services fee Possible interlock device requirement for 6 months to 1 year

9 Breath Test pg115 Implied consent law Those who refuse will be detained and brought to the hospital to have blood drawn

10 Ignition Interlock Device pg116 This is installed after suspension is up Cost is on the motorist This is a built in breathalyzer Car will not start if BAC is above.05% 1 st offense BAC of less than.15% for 6 months to 1 year (this is up to the judge) 1 st offense BAC of more.15% or higher or refusal to breathe test for 6 months to 1 year 2 nd offense or another breath test for refusal1-3 years

11 Intoxicated Driver Resource Center pg116 Alcohol and highway safety education program Evaluates for alcohol or drug problems Those who are considered to have a problem are sent to a 16 week program Failure to comply Further loss of license Imprisonment

12 Motor Vehicle Violations pg116 Unsafe Driving: fine, points, court surcharge Reckless driving: fine, points, imprisonment Abandoning a vehicle: fine, and suspension Carrying open alcohol: fine, 10 days community service

13  Ice and snow: $200-$1000fine  Highway Construction Zones: fines double  65 mph zone: 10 mph over = double the fines  Failure to Comply: Fine if you refuse to put on your inside car lights  Hit-and-run: fine, jail and suspension  Drug offense: Suspension and conviction of state or federal court

14 Non driving violations Insurance fraud: fines imprisonment suspension Lying on Drivers or registration application: $200-$500 fine, and/or 6 months jail Forgery and fraud: altering or forging license up to a 150,000 fine and 10 years imprisonment Driving while suspended: additional 6 months with each time, fine and jail Graffiti: suspension or postponement 6 months back child support: suspension

15 Driver Programs pg120 Suspension:12-14 pts in a 24 month period Your options: Attend a NJ driver improvement program Request a hearing Surrender license

16 Defensive Driving Courses 2pt deduction from license May qualify for insurance reduction MVC will recognize this class every 5 years for the 2pt deduction

17 Probationary Driver Program 2-yr probationary period after permit. Convicted of 2 or more moving violations totaling 4 or more pts, motorists must enroll in Probationary Driver Program $75 fee 3pt deduction at completion of course

18 Mature Driver Driver should re-evaluate driving skills Special programs are designed for motorist age 50 and up 8 hour course helps refine and develop safe defensive driving techniques Bonus: possible insurance discount

19 Motor Vehicle Surcharges and point Violations pg122 6 or more pts in 3 years = $150 surcharge $25 for each addition pt Driving classes do not subtract pts for surcharges

20 Point System pg123 3pts are subtracted each year as long as you have not had any violations See charts on pgs Interstate Compacts Pts and suspensions carry over from other states


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