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

By April 17, 2019 May 23rd, 2019 No Comments


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.