Driver Education Law
June 11, 2018 Cruz Perez Bill is moving to Senate Budget and
Appropriations Committee- new learner permit requirements: The bill, S-
335, would change the graduated driver licensing law by requiring holders
of examination permits and special learner’s permits under the age of
twenty-one to complete at least fifty hours of practice driving, ten hours of
which be completed during hours of darkness but not between 11:00 p.m.
and 5 a.m. The bill would require the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
to adopt new guidelines and would increase the amount of time required to
hold a permit before becoming eligible for a probationary license from six
months to twelve months.
As of August 31, 2016 - Backup cameras and parking sensors that have
been installed on a motor vehicle will now be permitted to be used during a
road test. No need to cover camera!
On May 1, 2010, the requirements for all teens (16-20) years of age
holding a permit or probationary(formerly provisional) license under NJ
GDL Law has changed. NO grandfathering of existing permit and
probationary (formerly provisional) license holders. Regardless of how
much time a GDL holder has remaining on his or her permit or Probationary
More information can be found at www.njteendriving.com/gdl
Click on the parent guide to read the student learner permit handbook
Click her for the latest updates in the driver handbook
In order to comply with the law, GDL holders must:
You are always responsible for knowing about any changes in the law. Look
- not be on the road between 11:01 p.m. and 5 a.m.
- may transport only one passenger besides their dependents (children).
- may not use a cell phone(hand-held or hands-free), ipod or other
- must ensure all occupants are properly restrained in child safety seats
or seat belts.
- must display the decal on front and rear license plate.
- may not plea bargain any point carrying offenses.
for public announcements as you may not be notified individually.
Anyone under 21 years of age must display the Kyleigh's Law probationary
GDL reflectorized decal on the front and rear license plate of any motor
vehicle they operate. The cost will be $4.00 per pair. You may go to any
MVC Agency to purchase the reflectorized decals today. You may also go to
the online manual to review any recent updates regarding law changes.
DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS? Still trying for 12 month permit plus 50hr log
New laws and legislation (click here)
Expands requirements for special learner's and examination permits.
Requiring parent/teen orientation, 12 month permit, and practice driving 6
hours behind the wheel.
Click here for njteendriving.com resources
REAL ID is coming https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/about/realidfaq.htm
You will need a REAL ID license to fly.