Presentation on theme: "Chapter 8- Sharing the Road with others Chapter 9- Vehicle information Chapter 10- Essential Driver Information 1/15/11 Now that you have spent 4 weeks."— Presentation transcript:
Chapter 8- Sharing the Road with others Chapter 9- Vehicle information Chapter 10- Essential Driver Information 1/15/11 Now that you have spent 4 weeks in driver education, do you feel you are ready to drive on NJ roadways? Why or why not?
Pedestrians Since 2008, approximately 150 pedestrians have been killed annually in traffic related crashes on New Jersey roadways. Pedestrians must use a crosswalk (even if it is not painted as such) $54.00 fine over 18 $22.00 fine under 18 for not using a cross walk Pedestrians have the right of way If a motorist strikes a pedestrian causing bodily injury $100-250 and up to 25 days in jail.
Motorcycles Be Alert! The laws governing four- wheel vehicles such as cars and trucks also govern motorcycles. When passed by a motorcycle, a motorist should maintain his/her speed and position. A motorist’s failure to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the most common cause of motorcycle collisions.
Trucks, Tractor Trailers, & Buses A motorist should always use caution when driving alongside trucks. Must know limitations: visibility, required stopping distance and maneuverability. When passing a large truck or bus, it is important to remember that there are several no zones (blind spots) in which the motorist cannot see other vehicles. In addition, during bad weather, a truck can take as much as 25 percent longer to stop.
The No Zone principle Don’t hang out in the NO-ZONE!!!! Stay far behind a truck that is preparing to back up or is backing up. Increase following distance Leave space when stopped behind large trucks or buses Give more road space especially if vehicle is making a wide turn
Vehicle Title Certifies that you own the vehicle Buyers name, address, date of sale, mileage, sale price, buyers signature Present signed title and pay required fee Must pay sales tax on vehicle
Registering a Vehicle Complete Application Show proof of ownership (Vehicle Title) Show proof sales tax has been paid Renewing registration Notice of expiration mailed 60 days before Renew via phone, mail-in, or web Over 3800 pounds pay 72.50 under 46.50
Vehicle Inspection What to bring The process Drivers license Registration Proof of insurance Non expired inspection sticker When moving into NJ a motorist must have vehicle inspected within 14 days after registering it. Inspector will determine engine type and prepare for inspection No longer check for defects on the vehicle brake suspension, steering, wheel alignment and safety features (headlights, tail lights, tires, horn, windshield wipers and turn signals)
License Renewal Every 4 years Be sure to update provisional when 18 Must report address change within one week Must report name change within two weeks
Lost, stolen License Permit duplicate is $5.00 Licensed instructor must purchase duplicate Lost or stolen license should be reported to the police Replacement fee for a lost or stolen license is $11.00