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Laws governing licenses A motorist who operates a vehicle must always carry: 1. License/permit 2. Proof of insurance 3. registration
Altering a driver license or showing an altered license – loss of driving privilege- $1000 fine and/or up to 6 months in jail. Getting a license illegally- $200-$500 and/or 30-90 of jail.
KVR KVR ◦ K= Knowledge ◦ V= Vision ◦ R= Road ◦ All the tests that you need to pass in order to obtain a license or permit.
Types of NJ Licenses Basic Automobile License ◦ For all types of Class D motor vehicles registered by the MVC, except motorcycles. ◦ Expiration: 4 years ◦ Minimum age: 18 (16 permit) ◦ Test(s) required: KVR ◦ $24
Probationary Probationary Automobile License (GDL) ◦ For all types of Class D motor vehicles registered by the MVC, except motorcycles. ◦ Expiration: 4 years ◦ Minimum Age: 17 ◦ Tests Required: KVR
Commercial Driver License ◦ For large trucks, buses and vehicles. ◦ Expiration: 4 years ◦ Minimum age: 18/21 ◦ Tests required: KVR and Health test
Motorcycle License ◦ For most vehicles with fewer than four wheels. ◦ Issued as a separate license or as an endorsement if the individual already holds a basic NJ driver license. Must go through probationary license stage like a drivers license. ◦ Expiration: 4 years ◦ Minimum age: 17 ◦ Tests required: KVR
Moped License ◦ For unlicensed motorists 15 years of age or older. ◦ Not needed if operator has a Class A, B, C, D, or E license. ◦ Expiration: 4 years ◦ Minimum age: 15 ◦ Tests required: KVR
Agricultural License ◦ For farming purposes only. ◦ May be granted to persons between 16 and 17 years old. ◦ Expiration: 4 years ◦ Minimum age: 16 ◦ Tests required: KVR
Boat License ◦ For individuals 16 years of age and older, who operate a motorboat on fresh, non-tidal waters. ◦ June 1, 2007: Persons born in 1959 or later must possess a Boating Safety Certificate. ◦ Expiration: 4 years ◦ Minimum age: 16 ◦ Tests required: completion of boating safety course
Knowledge Written test 80 percent, or 40 of the 50 questions Failure: wait 7 days!
Vision Basic License Applicants: ◦ 20/50 vision with or without corrective lenses. ◦ For sight in one eye only, that eye must meet the 20/50 rule and the applicant must have documentation signed by a licensed physician. CDL License Applicants: ◦ 20/40 vision with or without corrective lenses in both eyes. ◦ Must be able to distinguish among red, green, and amber lights.
6 Point ID Verification All NJ driver license applicants must complete 6 Point ID Verification by presenting documents that prove their age, identity, and legal presence in the U.S. At least 1 primary document At least 1 secondary document At least six points of ID Proof of address Social Security number
Special Learner Permit Restrictions (minimum age 16) No driving between 11:01pm and 5:00 am No cell phones, video games, etc. 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 NJ driver license and has a minimum of 3 years driving experience. Passengers – supervising passenger, parent or guardian, one additional passenger. Everyone must wear seatbelt. $10.00
Examination Permit Restrictions (minimum age 17) No driving between 11:01pm and 5:00am. No using cell phones, etc. Must be accompanied in the front seat by an adult who is at least 21 years old and has a minimum of 3 years driving experience. Passengers- one, except if a parent or guardian is in the vehicle then there are no restrictions. Everyone must wear a seat belt.
Probationary Driver License (GDL) (minimum age 17) Restrictions No driving between 11:01pm and 5:00 am. No using cell phones, etc. Passengers- one, except if a parent or guardian is in the vehicle then there are no restrictions. Everyone must wear a seat belt. All GDL violations are $100 If person with a permit or GDL is 21 then there are not restrictions.
GDL DECAL- all permit and GDL drivers under the age of 21. $4 a pair. $100 fine for not having them displayed. Decals displayed in upper left corner of license plate If a permit driver commits a traffic offense, the responsibility is with both the student and the adult supervising driver.
Road Test Driving in reverse Following other vehicles Nearing corners, intersections Parking (parallel) Sitting properly Starting a vehicle Steering properly Stopping at signs Stopping smoothly Turning Turning around Using the horn Yielding right-of-way
Reasons for Road Test Rejection Improper, expired or no inspection sticker. Lack of examiner access to foot brake or parking brake. Any defect or condition that affects the safe operation of the test vehicles. ◦ See page 34 of your manual for the list of possible defects or conditions. ◦ Failure: wait 2 weeks!