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  • NJ A2387
  • Requires driver safety classes for certain drivers with suspended license.
In Committee
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/VetoedVeto Overridden
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires a driver whose license has been suspended or revoked to attend a New Jersey Driver Improvement Program as a condition of reinstatement of the driver's license. Under the bill, if a driver fails to complete the course by the end of the suspension period, the chief administrator will not reinstate the person's driver's license until the course has been successfully completed. A suspension is to be effective 90 days from date of mailing of the notice, but if completed prior to the effective date, then the person's license will be reinstated. According to New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) regulations, attendance at Driver Improvement Program courses by "experienced drivers" are optional. Currently, a driver with a suspended license will pay a $100 restoration fee, serve the appropriate suspension period, and then renew his or her driver's license. In certain cases, the chief administrator may permit drivers who accumulate at least 12 to 15 points in a two year period or less to attend a Driver Improvement Program course. Upon payment of the MVC administrative fee, payment of the course fee, and satisfactory completion of the course, the chief administrator may remove up to three points from a driver's record. Currently, only probationary drivers are required to take a Probationary Drivers Program course if they are convicted of two or more moving violations with a total of four or more points during the two-year probationary driving period. Evidence indicates that upon the completion of driver improvement programs, drivers practice safer driving habits. The courses address the importance of attitude in preventing accidents and reinforce the good driving skills students already have. Most importantly, driver improvement courses show students the consequences of the choices made as drivers and put defensive driving in a personal context.
Transportation and Independent Authorities
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee  (on 2/4/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
2/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
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