Presentation on theme: "Drivers Education Driver Manual. The Points System MVC keeps track of individual driving records through a point system that assigns points to each traffic."— Presentation transcript:
The Points System MVC keeps track of individual driving records through a point system that assigns points to each traffic violation, moving or otherwise. Two points will be added to driving records for offenses committed in states that belong to Interstate Compacts to which New Jersey belongs. Up to 3 points will be subtracted from the driving record every 12 consecutive months a motorist is not convicted of an offense or suspended. Motorist accumulating between 12 and 14 points in a 24 month period will receive a Notice of Scheduled Suspension by mail from MVC.
Moving Violations – Points Values ViolationValue Failure to stop for traffic light2 Failure to give way to passing vehicle2 Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk2 Exceeding the speed limit 1-14 miles over the limit 2 Leaving the scene of an collision (property damage) 2 Careless driving2 Failure to observe traffic sign2 Failure to yield to emergency vehicle2 Failure to observe directions from officer2 Driver on public or private property t0 avoid traffic sign/signal 2
Moving Violations – Points Values ViolationValue Out of state moving violation2 Improper turns3 Exceeding the speed limit 15-29 miles over the limit 4 Improper Passing4 Exceeding speed limit 0ver 30 miles over the limit 5 Following to closely (tailgating)5 Reckless driving5 Passing a stopped school bus5 Racing on highway5 Leaving the scene of an accident (personal injury) 8
Driver License Restoration After a driver license is restored, or after completion of the MVC Driver Improvement Program or a Probationary Driver School Program, a motorist will be on probation for one year. During probationary period, drivers convicted of two or more moving violations totaling four or more points must enroll in the Probationary Driver School Program. $100 dollar fee.
Surcharges Motorist accumulating six or more points within are subject to surcharges. Motorist must pay prescribed amount for three years. ViolationSurcharge Unlicensed Driver$100 No Insurance – Moped$100 Driving While Suspended$250 No Liability on Motor Vehicle$250
Vehicle Information New Jersey motorist must title and register each vehicle before legally driving on public roads. Registration documents must always be available to show law enforcement officers. New state residents are required to title and register within 60 days of moving to New Jersey.
Vehicle Inspection All vehicles purchased new after 2000 do not require inspection for four years. After initial four year cycle, vehicles must be inspected every two years. Vehicle with expired inspection sticker may result in fines of $100-$200, 30 day imprisonment, and the MVC may revoke registration privileges.
Used Cars Owners have the option to take the vehicle for inspection within 14 days after the registration applies or accept the time left on the previous owner’s inspection sticker.
Insurance Liability auto insurance is mandatory in New Jersey. Every vehicle registered in New Jersey must have liability insurance. Driving an uninsured vehicle can result in fines, community service, license suspension, and insurance surcharges.
Graduated Driver License (GDL) New Jersey’s Graduated Drivers License (GDL) program introduces driving privileges to first-time drivers and applicants under 21 years old.
Special Permit Restrictions Must be at least 16 years old. Must have signed guardian consent. Must be enrolled in approved behind-the-wheel driving training course. An approved instructor must purchase the permit. Must pass MVC’s knowledge and vision test. Must have permit for 6 months. Must have supervising driver who is at least 21 years old and has three years driving experience. Passengers must be from the same household, and 1 other person. The driver and all passengers must wear seat belts. No driving between 11:01 pm and 5:00 am.
Examination Permit Restrictions This is any resident who is at least 17 years old. All the same restrictions apply as special permit except, no driving between 12:01 and 5:00, and the driver does not have to complete behind-the- wheel instruction to receive permit.
Provisional Driver License Restrictions Passengers must be from the same household, and 1 other person. The driver and all passengers must wear seat belts. No driving between 12:01 pm and 5:00 am. Driver must be at least 17 years old. Must pass MVC’s road test. Must have license for 1 year. Basic Driver License Must be 18 years old Must have completed 1 year of unsupervised driving. Must pay required fee.