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Learning to Drive in NJ? Here are a few things that you need to know!

Have you scheduled your road test to get your NJ drivers license? Congratulations! Here are a few things that you need to remember….

For the first year that you have your NJ driver’s license, it is Provisional. What does this mean? Basically it means that you have some additional restrictions that you must pay attention to when operating a motor vehicle such as provisional license holders may not drive between the hours of midnight and 5AM. In addition, provisional license holders are allowed no more than 1 passenger under age 20 for first 6 months of licensure, and no more than 3 passengers under age 20 for the next 6 months. Provisional drivers must be accompanied by an adult driver who is at least 21 year or older and has a valid New Jersey driver’s license with a minimum of three years of driving experience, and you are prohibited from using any type of wireless communication device while driving. Finally, you must have a reflective decal on both the front and back license plates of your vehicle. The decals are available at New Jersey motor vehicle agencies and cost $4 for each pair.

The good news is that the provisional period only lasts for one year. Teen drivers that hold their probationary license for one year without any suspensions or postponements and are at least 18 years of age may apply for a full driver license. They will need to take their 6 point and visit their local Motor Vehicle Commission office with their probationary license and they will leave with a standard motor vehicle license.

If you have any questions about this process, give us a call. We would be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Is Parallel Parking still relevant?

Parallel Parking; every student driver’s dreaded component to obtaining their license. How relevant is this skill?

Parallel parking is the equivalent of Season 8 of Game of Thrones: unknown despite knowing it is coming! Every student practices, driving instructors teach, and parents dread.

Where we live in Moorestown, NJ, parallel parking is definitely relevant. Last night we went up to Main Street for dinner, and gracefully slipped into our curbside spot without issue. We should; we own a driving school! Interestingly enough however, just two cars up someone else was having a completely different experience. After unsuccessfully attempting to park twice, the driver let his date out at the curb and proceeded up to the traffic light to go to the public parking behind the restaurant. Not the best start to the evening, and hopefully not a first date…. not the best impression!

Living in Moorestown, walking in Moorestown or growing up in Moorestown – you know about parallel parking. That makes it relevant locally, but how about the bigger picture?

Going into Philadelphia last week, we were in a parking garage under One Liberty Place that had parallel parking available for visitors. They were the only available spaces on the first 3 floors of parking: apparently not used by visitors. Into Collingswood for Cipolli Cannoli? Parallel parking again. Finally and much to my surprise, I took my dog to the groomers in Rancocas Woods last week and due to multiple individuals dodging the raindrops, the only way I could tuck my vehicle into the lot was to parallel park in the driveway leading to the parking lot.

Dreaded or not, parallel parking is more relevant than we give it credit for. So practice, practice, practice: and give us a call: we can help. Happy Parking!

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

As seen in Moorestown Patch March 28, 2019

MOORESTOWN, NJ – Anyone driving in and through Moorestown next month should probably make sure they put their phone down because police will be watching. Moorestown police on Wednesday said they support New Jersey’s “UDrive. UText. UPay.” enforcement campaign that will run from April 1-21.

“This is clearly one of the most critical traffic safety issues that we face today,” New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety Director Eric Heitmann said. “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2016 alone, 3,450 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 391,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.”

In New Jersey, driver inattention was listed as a contributing circumstance in 53 percent of the state’s crashes in 2016, police said. It was listed as a contributing factor in crashes at a rate nine times higher than that of the next highest contributing factor, which was speed.

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