Driver Education Chapter 7: Driver Privileges and Penalties
Driving is a privilege not a right!!! Reasons to lose your license: Failure to pay surcharges Failure to appear in court or pay fines Driving while suspended Failure to provide proof of insurance Physical or mental disqualification Drug or alcohol use Repeated traffic law violations At fault in a fatal accident Failure to respond to and MVC notice
Underage Drinking and Driving Motorists under 21 found with a blood alcohol concentration above.01 while operating a motor vehicle will be penalized.
21 and over.08-.10 3 month suspension $250-400 fine 12-48 hours in IDRC Up to 30 days in jail $230 per day IDRC fee $100 Drunk Driving Fund Fee $100 Alcohol Education, Rehab, and Enforcement Fund Fee $1000 annual surcharge for three years $75 Safe Neighborhood Service Fund Fee Possible interlock device 6 months – 1 year
Over 21.10 or more 7month- 1 year suspension $300-$500 fine 12-48 hours in IDRC Up to 30 days in jail $230 per day IDRC fee $100 Drunk Driving Fund Fee $100 Alcohol Education, Rehab, and Enforcement Fund Fee $1000 annual surcharge for three years $75 Safe Neighborhood Service Fund Fee Possible interlock device 6 months – 1 year
under 21.01-.08 30-90 day suspension 15-30 days community service Participation in IDRC or Alcohol education program
Breath Tests Implied Consent Law – When you drive on a NJ roadway, you agree to a breath test following an arrest for drinking and driving. – Refusal Insurance Surcharge of $1000 for three years Equal to driving with a BAC of.08
Ignition Interlock device Built in breathalyzer Prevents car from starting if BAC is over.05
Intoxicated Driver Resource Center Alcohol and highway safety education program One per county
Point System Keeps track of your driving record More serious violations; more points Up to three points deducted each year One year probation for point suspension $100 restoration fee
Driver Programs Notice of Scheduled Suspension – 12-14 points in more than two years – You can: Attend a NJ driver improvement program – Cost $100 – Three points off of your license Ask for a hearing Turn in your license for the suspension period
Probationary Driver Program Two years after receiving your permit Two or more moving violations totaling more than four points. Cost $100 To correct improper or dangerous driving practices
Driver License Restoration After a driver license is restored you will be on probation for one year. Any violation during this time will result in a proposed license suspension.
Surcharges and Point Values Accumulating 6 or more points within three years: $150 surcharge and $25 for each additional point