CHAPTER 108



An Act concerning graduated motor vehicle licensing, amending R.S.39:3-10, P.L.1977, c.23, R.S.39:3-13, P.L.1950, c.127, P.L.1977, c.25, and supplementing chapter 3 of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes and P.L.1990, c.8.



Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:



1. R.S.39:3-10 is amended to read as follows:



Licensing of drivers; classifications.

39:3-10. No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a public highway in this State unless in possession of a validated permit, or a provisional or basic driver's license issued to him in accordance with this article.

No person under 18 years of age shall be issued a basic license to drive motor vehicles, nor shall a person be issued a validated permit, including a validated examination permit,until he has passed a satisfactory examination and other requirements as to his ability as an operator. The examination shall include a test of the applicant's vision, his ability to understand traffic control devices, his knowledge of safe driving practices and of the effects that ingestion of alcohol or drugs has on a person's ability to operate a motor vehicle, his knowledge of such portions of the mechanism of motor vehicles as is necessary to insure the safe operation of a vehicle of the kind or kinds indicated by the applicant and of the laws and ordinary usages of the road. A road test shall be required for a provisional license and serve as a demonstration of the applicant's ability to operate a vehicle of the class designated. The road test shall be given on public streets, where practicable and feasible, but may be preceded by an off-street screening process to assess basic skills. The director shall approve locations for the road test which pose no more than a minimal risk of injury to the applicant, the examiner and other motorists. No new locations for the road test shall be approved unless the test can be given on public streets.

The director shall issue a basic driver's license to operate a motor vehicle other than a motorcycle to a person over 18 years of age who previously has not been licensed to drive a motor vehicle in this State or another jurisdiction only if that person has: (1) operated a passenger automobile in compliance with the requirements of this title for not less than one year, not including any period of suspension or postponement, either from the date of issuance of an examination permit pursuant to R.S.39:3-13 or a provisional license pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1950, c.127 (C.39:3-13.4); (2) not been assessed more than two motor vehicle points and has not been convicted in the previous year for a violation of R.S.39:4-50; section 2 of P.L.1981, c.512 (C.39:4-50.4a); P.L.1992, c.189 (C.39:4-50.14); R.S.39:4-129; N.J.S.2C:11-5; subsection c. of N.J.S.2C:12-1; or any other motor vehicle-related violation the director determines to be significant and applicable pursuant to regulation; and (3) passed an examination of his ability to operate a motor vehicle pursuant to this section.

The director shall expand the driver's license examination by 20%. The additional questions to be added shall consist solely of questions developed in conjunction with the State Department of Health and Senior Services concerning the use of alcohol or drugs as related to highway safety. The director shall develop in conjunction with the State Department of Health and Senior Services supplements to the driver's manual which shall include information necessary to answer any question on the driver's license examination concerning alcohol or drugs as related to highway safety.

Up to 20 questions may be added to the examination on subjects to be determined by the director that are of particular relevance to youthful drivers, after consultation with the Director of the Office of Highway Traffic Safety.

The director shall expand the driver's license examination to include a question asking whether the applicant is aware of the provisions of the "Uniform Anatomical Gift Act," P.L.1969, c.161 (C.26:6-57 et seq.) and the procedure for indicating on the driver's license the intention to make a donation of body organs or tissues pursuant to P.L.1978, c.181 (C.39:3-12.2).

Any person applying for a driver's license to operate a motor vehicle or motorized bicycle in this State shall surrender to the director any current driver's license issued to him by another state or jurisdiction upon his receipt of a driver's license for this State. The director shall refuse to issue a driver's license if the applicant fails to comply with this provision. An applicant for a permit or license who is less than 18 years of age, and who holds a permit or license for a passenger automobile issued by another state or country that is valid or has expired within a time period designated by the director, shall be subject to the permit and license requirements and penalties applicable to State permit and license applicants who are of the same age; except that if the other State or country has permit or license standards substantially similar to those of this State, the credentials of the other state or country shall be acceptable.

The director shall create classified licensing of drivers covering the following classifications:

a. Motorcycles, except that for the purposes of this section, motorcycle shall not include any three-wheeled motor vehicle equipped with a single cab with glazing enclosing the occupant, seats similar to those of a passenger vehicle or truck, seat belts and automotive steering;

b. Omnibuses as classified by R.S.39:3-10.1 and school buses classified under N.J.S.18A:39-1 et seq.;

c. Articulated vehicles means a combination of a commercial motor vehicle registered at a gross weight in excess of 18,000 pounds and one or more motor-drawn vehicles joined together by means of a coupling device;

d. All motor vehicles not included in classifications a., b. and c. A license issued pursuant to this classification d. shall be referred to as the "basic driver's license."

Every applicant for a license under classification b. or c. shall be a holder of a basic driver's license. Any issuance of a license under classification b. or c. shall be by endorsement on the basic driver's license.

A driver's license for motorcycles may be issued separately, but if issued to the holder of a basic driver's license, it shall be by endorsement on the basic driver's license.

The director, upon payment of the lawful fee and after he or a person authorized by him has examined the applicant and is satisfied of the applicant's ability as an operator, may, in his discretion, issue a license to the applicant to drive a motor vehicle. The license shall authorize him to drive any registered vehicle, of the kind or kinds indicated, and shall expire, except as otherwise provided, on the last day of the 48th calendar month following the calendar month in which such license was issued.

The director may, at his discretion and for good cause shown, issue licenses which shall expire on a date fixed by him. The fee for licenses with expiration dates fixed by the director shall be fixed by the director in amounts proportionately less or greater than the fee herein established.

The required fee for a license for the 48-month period shall be as follows:

Motorcycle license or endorsement $13

Omnibus or school bus endorsement $16

Articulated vehicle endorsement $8

Basic driver's license $16

The director shall waive the payment of fees for issuance of omnibus endorsements whenever an applicant establishes to the director's satisfaction that said applicant will use the omnibus endorsement exclusively for operating omnibuses owned by a nonprofit organization duly incorporated under Title 15 or 16 of the Revised Statutes or Title 15A of the New Jersey Statutes.

The director shall issue licenses for the following license period on and after the first day of the calendar month immediately preceding the commencement of such period, such licenses to be effective immediately.

All applications for renewals of licenses shall be made on forms prescribed by the director and in accordance with procedures established by him.

The director in his discretion may refuse to grant a permit or license to drive motor vehicles to a person who is, in his estimation, not a proper person to be granted such a permit or license, but no defect of the applicant shall debar him from receiving a permit or license unless it can be shown by tests approved by the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles that the defect incapacitates him from safely operating a motor vehicle.

In addition to requiring an applicant for a driver's license to submit satisfactory proof of identity and age, the director also shall require the applicant to provide, as a condition for obtaining a permit and license, satisfactory proof that the applicant's presence in the United States is authorized under federal law.

A person violating this section shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 60 days, but if that person has never been licensed to drive in this State or any other jurisdiction, he shall be subject to a fine of not less than $200 and, in addition, the court shall issue an order to the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles requiring the director to refuse to issue a license to operate a motor vehicle to the person for a period of not less than 180 days. The penalties provided for by this paragraph shall not be applicable in cases where failure to have actual possession of the operator's license is due to an administrative or technical error by the Division of Motor Vehicles.

Nothing in this section shall be construed to alter or extend the expiration of any license issued prior to the date this amendatory and supplementary act becomes operative.



2. Section 1 of P.L.1977, c.23 (C.39:3-10b) is amended to read as follows:



C.39:3-10b Initial license; two-year probationary period.

1. All successful applicants for a motorcycle license who previously have never been licensed to drive a motor vehicle in this, or any other state, shall be licensed on a probationary basis for the two-year period following the issuance of their initial licenses. No such license shall physically differ by way of appearance from a nonprobationary license.



3. R.S.39:3-13 is amended to read as follows:



Examination permits.

39:3-13. The director may, in his discretion, issue to a person over 17 years of age an examination permit, under the hand and seal of the director, allowing such person, for the purpose of fitting himself to become a licensed driver, to operate a designated class of motor vehicles other than passenger automobiles for a specified period of not more than 90 days, while in the company and under the supervision of a driver licensed to operate such designated class of motor vehicles.

The director, in his discretion, may issue for a specified period of not less than one year an examination permit to operate a passenger automobile to a person over 17 years of age regardless of whether a person has completed a course of behind-the-wheel automobile driving education pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1950, c.127 (C.39:3-13.1). An examination permit applicant who is under 18 years of age shall obtain the signature of a parent or guardian for submission to the division on a form prescribed by the director. The director shall postpone for six months the driving privileges of any person who submits a fraudulent signature for a parent or guardian.

For six months immediately following the issuance of an examination permit, the holder who is less than 21 years of age shall operate the passenger automobile only when accompanied by, and under the supervision of, a New Jersey licensed driver who is at least 21 years of age and has been licensed to drive a passenger automobile for not less than three years. The holder of an examination permit who is at least 21 years of age shall operate the passenger automobile for the first three months under such supervision. The supervising driver shall sit in the front seat of the vehicle. Whenever operating a vehicle while in possession of an examination permit, the holder of the permit shall operate the passenger automobile with only one additional passenger in the vehicle excluding persons with whom the holder resides, except that this passenger restriction shall not apply when either the permit holder or one other passenger is at least 21 years of age. Further, the holder of the permit who is less than 21 years of age shall not drive during the hours between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m.; provided, however, that this condition may be waived for an emergency which, in the judgment of local police, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to substantially endanger the health, safety, welfare or property of a person, or for any bona fide employment or religion-related activity if the employer or appropriate religious authority provides written verification of such activity in a manner provided for by the director. The permit holder shall also ensure that all occupants of the vehicle are secured in a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt or child restraint system.

When notified by a court of competent jurisdiction that an examination permit holder has been convicted of a violation which causes the permit holder to accumulate more than two motor vehicle points or has been convicted of a violation of R.S.39:4-50; section 2 of P.L.1981, c.512 (C.39:4-50.4a); P.L.1992, c.189 (C.39:4-50.14); R.S.39:4-129; N.J.S.2C:11-5; subsection c. of N.J.S.2C:12-1 or any other motor vehicle-related law the director deems significant and applicable pursuant to regulation, in addition to any other penalty that may be imposed, the director shall, without the exercise of discretion or a hearing, suspend the examination permit holder's examination permit for 90 days. The director shall restore the permit following the term of the permit suspension if the permit holder satisfactorily completes a remedial training course of not less than four hours and remits a course fee prescribed by the director. The director also shall postpone without the exercise of discretion or a hearing the issuance of a basic license for 90 days if the director is notified by a court of competent jurisdiction that the examination permit holder, after completion of the remedial training course, has been convicted of any motor vehicle violation which results in the imposition of any motor vehicle points or has been convicted of a violation of R.S.39:4-50; section 2 of P.L.1981, c.512 (C.39:4-50.4a); P.L.1992, c.182 (C.39:4-50.14); R.S.39:4-129; N.J.S.2C:11-5, subsection c. of N.J.S.2C:12-1 or any other motor vehicle-related law the director deems significant and applicable pursuant to regulation. When the director is notified by a court of competent jurisdiction that an examination permit holder has been convicted of any alcohol or drug-related offense unrelated to the operation of a motor vehicle and is not otherwise subject to any other suspension penalty therefor, the director shall, without the exercise of discretion or a hearing, suspend the examination permit for six months. A fine of $100 shall be imposed for any other violation of the conditions of the examination permit.

An examination permit for a motorcycle or a commercial motor vehicle issued to a handicapped person, as determined by the Division of Motor Vehicles after consultation with the Department of Education, shall be valid for nine months or until the completion of the road test portion of his license examination, whichever period is shorter.

Each permit shall be sufficient license for the person to operate such designated class of motor vehicles in this State during the period specified, while in the company of and under the control of a driver licensed by this State to operate such designated class of motor vehicles, or, in the case of a commercial driver license permit, while in the company of and under the control of a holder of a valid commercial driver license for the appropriate license class and with the appropriate endorsements issued by this or any other state. Such person, as well as the licensed driver, except for a motor vehicle examiner administering a driving skills test, shall be held accountable for all violations of this subtitle committed by such person while in the presence of the licensed driver. In addition to requiring an applicant for an examination permit to submit satisfactory proof of identity and age, the director also shall require the applicant to provide, as a condition for obtaining the permit, satisfactory proof that the applicant's presence in the United States is authorized under federal law.

The holder of an examination permit shall be required to take a road test in order to obtain a basic driver's license. No road test for any person who has been issued an examination permit to operate a passenger vehicle shall be given unless the person has met the requirements of this section. No road test for a basic driver's license shall be given unless the applicant has first secured an examination permit and no such road test shall be scheduled for an applicant who has secured an examination permit for a passenger vehicle until at least one year shall have elapsed following the validation of the examination permit for practice driving or, in the case of an examination permit for other vehicles, until 20 days has elapsed, except that in the case of an omnibus endorsement or school bus no road test shall be scheduled until at least 10 days shall have elapsed. Every applicant for an examination permit to qualify for an omnibus endorsement or an articulated vehicle endorsement shall be a holder of a valid basic driver's license.

The required fees for special learners' permits and examination permits shall be as follows:



Basic driver's license................. up to $10

Motorcycle license or endorsement....... $5

Omnibus or school bus endorsement..... $25

Articulated vehicle endorsement............. $15



The director shall waive the payment of fees for issuance of examination permits for omnibus endorsements whenever the applicant establishes to the director's satisfaction that said applicant will use the omnibus endorsement exclusively for operating omnibuses owned by a nonprofit organization duly incorporated under Title 15 or 16 of the Revised Statutes or Title 15A of the New Jersey Statutes.

The specified period for which a permit is issued may be extended for not more than an additional 60 days, without payment of added fee, upon application made by the holder thereof, where the holder has applied to take the examination for a driver's license prior to the expiration of the original period for which the permit was issued and the director was unable to schedule an examination during said period.



4. Section 1 of P.L.1950, c.127 (C.39:3-13.1) is amended to read as follows:



C.39:3-13.1 Issuance of special learner's permit.

1. The Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles may issue to a person over 16 years of age a special learner's permit, under the hand and seal of the director, allowing such person, for the purpose of preparing himself to qualify for a provisional license for a passenger automobile by operating a dual pedal controlled motor vehicle while taking a required course of behind-the-wheel automobile driving education approved by the State Department of Education and conducted in a public, parochial or private school of this State or a course of behind-the-wheel automobile driving instruction conducted by a drivers' school duly licensed pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1951, c.216 (C.39:12-1 et seq.). The special learner's permit shall be issued in lieu of the examination permit provided for in R.S.39:3-13. In addition to requiring an applicant for a permit to submit satisfactory proof of identity and age, the director also shall require the applicant to provide, as a condition for obtaining a permit, satisfactory proof that the applicant's presence in the United States is authorized under federal law.

The special learner's permit described above, when issued to a person taking a course of behind-the-wheel driving education conducted in a public, parochial or private school, shall be retained in the office of the school principal at all times except during such time as the person to whom the permit is issued in undergoing behind-the-wheel automobile driving instruction. The director may make such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.



5. Section 6 of P.L.1977, c.25 (C.39:3-13.2a) is amended to read as follows:



C.39:3-13.2a Special learner's permit; use, hours.

6. Any person to whom a special learner's permit has been issued pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1950, c.127 (C.39:3-13.1), upon successful completion of a behind-the-wheel driving course conducted by a licensed drivers' school or of a public, parochial or private school driving education course, shall be entitled to retain the special learner's permit in his own possession. The special learner's permit shall be considered validated for the purpose of driving a motor vehicle on a public highway in this State after the holder has successfully met the necessary examination requirements, and upon the successful completion of a behind-the-wheel driving course. Such person may operate a motor vehicle of the class for which a basic driver's license is required except during the hours between 11:01 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. while in the company and under the supervision, from the front passenger seat, of a licensed motor vehicle driver of this State who is over 21 years of age and has been licensed to drive a passenger automobile for at least three years. Such special permit shall be valid until such person's seventeenth birthday or until he qualifies for a provisional license. Except during an instructional period of a behind-the-wheel driving course, the holder of a special permit shall operate a passenger automobile with only the following passengers: (1) the supervising passenger; (2) persons who share the permit holder's residence; and (3) one additional passenger who does not reside with the permit holder. All occupants of the automobile shall be secured in a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt or child restraint system.

When notified by a court of competent jurisdiction that a special learner's permit holder has been convicted of a violation which causes the permit holder to accumulate more than two motor vehicle points or has been convicted of a violation of R.S.39:4-50; section 2 of P.L.1981, c.512 (C.39:4-50.4a); P.L.1992, c.189 (C.39:4-50.14); R.S.39:4-129; N.J.S.2C:11-5; subsection c. of N.J.S.2C:12-1 or any other motor vehicle-related law the director determines to be significant and applicable pursuant to regulation,and in addition to any other penalty that may be imposed, the director shall, without the exercise of discretion or a hearing, suspend the holder's special learner's permit for 90 days. The director shall restore the permit following the term of the permit suspension if the permit holder satisfactorily completes a remedial training course of not less than four hours and remits a course fee prescribed by the director. If, after completion of the remedial training course, the director is notified by a court of competent jurisdiction that the special learner's permit holder has been convicted of any motor vehicle violation which results in the imposition of any motor vehicle points or has been convicted of a violation of R.S.39:4-50; section 2 of P.L.1981, c.512 (C.39:4-50.4a); P.L.1992, c.189 (C.39:4-50.14); R.S.39:4-129; N.J.S.2C:11-5; subsection c. of N.J.S.2C:12-1 or any other motor vehicle-related law the director deems significant and applicable pursuant to regulation, the director, without the exercise of discretion or a hearing, shall also postpone the issuance of a basic license for 90 days. When the director is notified by a court of competent jurisdiction that a special learner's permit holder has been convicted of any alcohol or drug-related offense unrelated to the operation of a motor vehicle and he is not otherwise subject to any other suspension penalty therefor, the director shall, without the exercise of discretion or a hearing, suspend the special learner's permit for six months. A fine of $100 shall be imposed for any other violations of the conditions of the special learner's permit.



6. Section 3 of P.L.1950, c.127 (C.39:3-13.3) is amended to read as follows:



C.39:3-13.3 Written application for special permit.

3. No special permit shall be issued unless the person applying therefor shall present a written application for the same, bearing a certification by the principal of the school indicating that the person is enrolled in an approved behind-the-wheel driving education course in the school of which he is principal or by the person operating a duly licensed drivers' school indicating that the person has contracted to take a course of behind-the-wheel automobile driving instruction offered by the school and shall pay a sum of up to $10 as determined by the director to an agent of the Division of Motor Vehicles, which sum shall be turned over by the agent to the director, and by him remitted with the other funds collected in his division to the State Treasurer, in accordance with law. A special learner's permit to operate a passenger automobile shall not be issued to any person younger than 18 years of age without the signature of a parent or guardian. The signature shall be submitted to the division on a form prescribed by the director. The director shall postpone for six months the driving privileges of any person who submits a fraudulent signature for a parent or guardian.



7. Section 4 of P.L.1950, c.127 (C.39:3-13.4) is amended to read as follows:



C.39:3-13.4 Provisional driver's license.

4. The holder of a special learner's permit shall be entitled to a provisional driver's license (1) upon attaining the age of 17 years, (2) upon the satisfactory completion of an approved behind-the-wheel automobile driving education course as indicated upon the face of the special permit over the signature of the principal of the school or the person operating the drivers' school in which the course was conducted,(3) upon the completion of six months' driving experience with a validated special learner's permit in compliance with the provisions of section 6 of P.L.1977, c.25 (C.39:3-13.2a) and (4) upon passing the road test pursuant to R.S.39:3-10.

The holder of a provisional license shall be permitted to operate the passenger automobile with only one additional passenger in the vehicle besides persons with whom the holder resides, except that this passenger restriction shall not apply when either the holder of the provisional license or one other passenger is at least 21 years of age. Further, the holder of the provisional license who is under 21 years of age shall not drive during the hours between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m.; provided however, that this condition may be waived for an emergency which, in the judgment of local police, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to substantially endanger the health, safety, welfare or property of a person or for any bona fide employment or religion-related activity if the employer or appropriate religious authority provides written verification of such activity in a manner provided for by the director. In addition, the holder of the provisional license shall ensure that all occupants of the vehicle are secured in a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt or child restraint system. In addition to any other penalties provided under law, the holder of a provisional license who accumulates more than two motor vehicle points or is convicted of a violation of R.S.39:4-50; section 2 of P.L.1981, c.512 (C.39:4-50.4a); P.L.1992, c.189 (C.39:4-50.14); R.S.39:4-129; N.J.S.2C:11-5; subsection c. of N.J.S.2C:12-1 or any other motor vehicle law the director deems to be significant and applicable pursuant to regulation shall, for the first violation, be required to satisfactorily complete a remedial training course of not less than four hours and remit a course fee prescribed by the director. When notified by a court of competent jurisdiction that a provisional license holder has been convicted of a second or subsequent violation, in addition to any other penalties provided under law, the director shall, without the exercise of discretion or a hearing,suspend the provisional license for three months and shall postpone eligibility for a basic license for an equivalent period. In addition, when the director is notified by a court of competent jurisdiction that a provisional license holder has been convicted of any alcohol or drug-related offense unrelated to the operation of a motor vehicle, and he is not otherwise subject to any other suspension penalty therefor, the director shall, without the exercise of discretion or a hearing, suspend the provisional license for six months. A provisional license holder who violates other conditions of the license shall be fined $100.

A provisional license may be sent by mail and shall be clearly identifiable and distinguishable in appearance from a basic license by any name, mark, color or device deemed appropriate by the director.



C.27:5F-41 Development of curriculum guidelines for safe operation of motor vehicles.

8. a. The Director of the Office of Highway Traffic Safety in the Department of Law and Public Safety, after consultation with the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles in the Department of Transportation and the Advisory Committee on Driver Education established in section 10 of P.L.1998, c.108 (C.27:5F-43), shall develop curriculum guidelines for use by teachers of approved classroom driver education courses. The course of instruction for approved courses shall be designed to develop and instill the knowledge and attitudes necessary for the safe operation and driving of motor vehicles. Defensive driving, highway courtesy, accident avoidance and understanding and respect for the State's motor vehicle laws shall be emphasized. The incorporation of these curriculum guidelines in these classroom courses and the use of related instructional materials shall be a requirement for approval of the course by the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles.

b. The Director of the Office of Highway Traffic Safety, in consultation with the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles, shall produce an informational brochure for parents and guardians of beginning drivers under the age of 18 years. The division shall ensure that the parents or guardians of a permit holder receive these brochures at the time a permit is issued to a beginning driver. The brochures shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:

(1) Setting an example for the beginning driver;

(2) Accident and fatality statistics about beginning drivers;

(3) Causes of accidents among beginning drivers;

(4) The need to supervise vehicle operation by a beginning driver;

(5) Methods to coach a beginning driver on how to reduce accidents; and

(6) A description of the graduated driver's license program.



C.27:5F-42 "Graduated Driver License Fund."

9. a. There is created in the Department of Transportation a special non-lapsing fund to be known as the "Graduated Driver License Fund." There shall be deposited in the fund up to $5 from each special learner's permit fee and examination permit fee for a passenger automobile that is established pursuant to R.S.39:3-13 and any other monies that may be made available for graduated license program start-up costs. The Division of Motor Vehicles shall administer expenditures from this fund.

b. Amounts necessary to reimburse the Division of Motor Vehicles in the Department of Transportation and the Office of Highway Traffic Safety in the Department of Law and Public Safety for all costs reasonably and actually incurred in the initial implementation and continuing administration of this act shall be appropriated from the fund. The Division of Motor Vehicles and the Office of Highway Traffic Safety shall certify to the State Treasurer their start-up costs to carry out their responsibilities under this act, and the program's costs annually thereafter. This amount shall be reimbursed to the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Office of Highway Traffic Safety from the Graduated Driver License Fund. In the event the fund's balance is insufficient to fully reimburse these costs, the State Treasurer shall provide to the Graduated Driver License Fund a loan from the General Fund in the amount needed to fully defray these costs. This loan shall be repaid to the General Fund when the balance in the Graduated Driver License Fund exceeds the amount necessary to reimburse thesecosts.



C.27:5F-43 State Advisory Committee on Driver Education.

10. There is established a State Advisory Committee on Driver Education. The Governor shall appoint to the committee representatives from the Department of Education, the Department of Transportation, the American Automobile Association Clubs of New Jersey, the Driving School Association of New Jersey, the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police, the New Jersey State Safety Council and the New Jersey Traffic Safety Officers Association. The committee shall make recommendations to the Directors of the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Office of Highway Traffic Safety with respect to rules and regulations promulgated under this act including, but not limited to, the development of curriculum guidelines for classroom driver education. Any vacancies occurring in the membership shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments.



C.39:3-13.6 Evaluation of graduated license program; report to Governor, Legislature.

11. The Division of Motor Vehicles shall monitor the performance of new drivers of passenger automobiles and, in conjunction with the Office of Highway Traffic Safety, report to the Governor and the Legislature evaluating the operation and effectiveness of this act. The Division of Motor Vehiclesshall detail the disbursement of monies from the Driver Education Fund in the report. The division and the office shall make any recommendations necessary to better effectuate the provisions of this act.



C.39:3-13.7 Rules, regulations.

12. The Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Director of the Office of Highway Traffic Safety shall adopt, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), any rules and regulations each determines to be necessary to effectuate their respective responsibilities under this act.



13. This act shall take effect on January 1, 2001 and shall apply to any applicant for a special learner's permit who is under 16 years of age, or, in the case of an applicant for an examination permit, at least 17 years of age on the effective date of this act. Prior to the effective date, the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles in the Department of Transportation and the Director of the Office of Highway Traffic Safety in the Department of Law and Public Safety may take such anticipatory administrative action in advance as shall be necessary for the implementation of this act.





Approved September 17, 1998.