NJ Driver License System And the Driving Test
Laws governing licenses A motorist who operates a vehicle must always carry: License/permit Proof of insurance Registration
Digital Drivers License 21 and over license for New Jersey • Notice the different directions of the license NJ under 21 license
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.
Type of NJ Licenses • Basic Automobile License • Probationary Automobile License • Commercial Drivers License • Motorcycle License • Probationary Motorcycle License • Moped License • Agricultural License • Boat License
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 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: CKVR
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. • Expiration: 4 years • Minimum age: 17 • Tests required: KVR
Probationary Motorcycle License (GDL) • 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. • Expiration: 4 years • Minimum age: 17 • Test 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: n/a non-tidal waters only
KVR • KVR • K= Knowledge • V= Vision • R= Road • All the tests that you need to pass in order to obtain a license or permit.
Knowledge Written test 80 percent, or 40 of the 50 questions, must have correct answers. 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. Limited to dependents of the driver and one additional person, unless accompanied by a parent/guardian Must display decals
GDL cont… All GDL violations are $100 If person with a permit or GDL is 21 then there are not restrictions.
THE GDL DECALS GDL DECAL- all permit and GDL drivers under the age of 21. $4 a pair. $100 fine for not having them displayed. If a permit driver commits a traffic offense, the responsibility is with both the student and the adult supervising driver.
Option A- The Early Bird Road • 5 Steps 1. Special Learners Permit • 16 years old, consent from parent/guardian, 6 hours of driving school, pass written test, pass the vision test, and pay fee ($10) 2. Practice (Supervised) for 6 months 3. Provisional License- 17 years old and must pass MVC’s road test 4. Practice (unsupervised) for 1 year 5. Basic Driver License- 18 years old and pay fee. ($24)
Option B- The Young Adult Road 5 Steps 1. Examination Permit- 17 years old, consent from parent, pass written test, pass the vision test, and pay fee ($10) 2. Practice ( supervised 6 months) 3. Provisional License- 17 years old and must pass MVC’s road test 4.Practice (Unsupervised) for 1 year 5. Basic Drivers license- 18 years old and pay fee ($ 24)
Option C- The Adult Road • 5 Steps 1. Examination Permit- 21 years old, MVC’s knowledge and vision test, pay fee ($10) • Practice Driving (Supervised) for 3 months • Provisional License- pass MVC’s road test • Practice Driving (Unsupervised)- 1 year • Basic Driver License- pay fee ($24)
License process. 1. Turn 16 2. Contact a driving school 3. Pass the vision and written test 4. Complete 6 hours of instruction 5. Practice with a supervising driver for 6 months or until 17 whichever is longer.
Non-Driver ID At 17 you may apply for a non driver ID at DMV. You must show 6 points of ID.
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 break. • 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!
SAMPLE RESTRICTIONS CORRECTIVE LENSES PROSTHETIC DEVICES HEARING IMPAIRED 2 YEAR LICENSE AVAILABLE TO THOSE 70 OR OLDER