Driver EducationChapters 8-10 Chapter 8- Sharing the Road with others Chapter 9- Vehicle information Chapter 10- Essential Driver Information 1/15/11 Now that you have spent 4 weeks in driver education, do you feel you are ready to drive on NJ roadways? Why or why not?
Pedestrians • Since 2008, approximately 150 pedestrians have been killed annually in traffic related crashes on New Jersey roadways. • Pedestrians must use a crosswalk (even if it is not painted as such) $54.00 fine over 18 $22.00 fine under 18 for not using a cross walk • Pedestrians have the right of way • If a motorist strikes a pedestrian causing bodily injury $100-250 and up to 25 days in jail.
Motorcycles • Be Alert! • The laws governing four-wheel vehicles such as cars and trucks also govern motorcycles. • When passed by a motorcycle, a motorist should maintain his/her speed and position. • A motorist’s failure to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the most common cause of motorcycle collisions.
Trucks, Tractor Trailers, & Buses • A motorist should always use caution when driving alongside trucks. • Must know limitations: visibility, required stopping distance and maneuverability. • When passing a large truck or bus, it is important to remember that there are several no zones (blind spots) in which the motorist cannot see other vehicles. • In addition, during bad weather, a truck can take as much as 25 percent longer to stop.
The No Zone principle Don’t hang out in the NO-ZONE!!!! • Stay far behind a truck that is preparing to back up or is backing up. • Increase following distance • Leave space when stopped behind large trucks or buses • Give more road space especially if vehicle is making a wide turn
Vehicle Title • Certifies that you own the vehicle • Buyers name, address, date of sale, mileage, sale price, buyers signature • Present signed title and pay required fee • Must pay sales tax on vehicle
Registering a Vehicle • Complete Application • Show proof of ownership (Vehicle Title) • Show proof sales tax has been paid Renewing registration • Notice of expiration mailed 60 days before • Renew via phone, mail-in, or web • Over 3800 pounds pay 72.50 under 46.50
Vehicle Inspection What to bring The process • Drivers license • Registration • Proof of insurance • Non expired inspection sticker • When moving into NJ a motorist must have vehicle inspected within 14 days after registering it. • Inspector will determine engine type and prepare for inspection • No longer check for defects on the vehicle • brake suspension, steering, wheel alignment and safety features (headlights, tail lights, tires, horn, windshield wipers and turn signals)
License Renewal • Every 4 years • Be sure to update provisional when 18 • Must report address change within one week • Must report name change within two weeks
Lost, stolen License • Permit duplicate is $5.00 • Licensed instructor must purchase duplicate • Lost or stolen license should be reported to the police • Replacement fee for a lost or stolen license is $11.00