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The Graduated Driver Licensing System. What it is and why we use it…. What do I need to get before I can drive a vehicle?. GDL’s 3 Step System. Special Learners Permit or Examination Permit Probationary Drivers Licence Basic Drivers License. What do you know about these steps?.

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the graduated driver licensing system

The Graduated Driver Licensing System

What it is and why we use it…

slide3

GDL’s 3 Step System

  • Special Learners Permit or Examination Permit
  • Probationary Drivers Licence
  • Basic Drivers License
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What do you know about these steps?

  • What do you know about it?
  • What facts are important?
    • Age
    • Tests
    • Passengers
    • Hours
    • Identification
    • Requirements
    • Laws associated
    • 3. Why are they important?
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  • 2. What facts are important?
    • Age
    • Tests
    • Passengers
    • Hours
    • Identification
    • Requirements
    • Laws associated
  • 3. Why are they important?
stage 1 the special learner s permit
Stage 1The Special Learner’s Permit

Recommendations for Eligibility

  • 16 years of age
  • Parent/Guardian written consent
  • Pass written and vision tests
  • Complete Behind-the-Wheel

training through an approved

program to receive a validated permit from MVC for at least 6 months of supervised driving

This is called the

Early Bird Road Licensing System

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Stage 1The Special Learner’s Permit

Recommended Components

  • In possession of Learner’s Permit
  • Supervised at all times by a licensed driver who is at least 21, and has had their license for at least 3 years. License must be from NJ.
  • Driving hours are restricted to 5:01 am to 11:00 pm
  • Driver and all passengers are required to wear seat belts
the special learners permit new gdl law established may 1 2010
The Special Learners PermitNew GDL Law*Established May 1, 2010*
  • Limit of one passenger regardless of family affiliation.
    • Excludes the permit holder’s dependents.
  • Display the red sticker on license plates.

*All Drivers Under 21 must Display*

stage 2 provisional license new name probationary license
Stage 2Provisional LicenseNew Name (Probationary License)

Recommendations for Eligibility

  • 17 years of age
  • Complete at least 6 months of supervised driving
  • Successfully complete Stage 1
  • Pass Road Test prior to driving unsupervised
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Stage 2Provisional License New Name (Probationary License)

Recommended Components

  • Driving hours are restricted to 5:01 am to 11:00pm.
    • No Driving from 11:01 pm – 5:00 am.
  • Complete at least one year of unsupervised driving.
  • Driver and all passengers are required to wear seat belts.
probationary license new gdl law established may 1 2010
Probationary LicenseNew GDL Law*Established May 1, 2010*
  • Limit of one passenger regardless of family affiliation, UNLESS a parent/guardian is in the vehicle.
    • Excludes the permit holder’s dependents.
  • Display the red sticker on license plates

*All Drivers Under 21 must Display*

  • No driving between 11:01pm – 5:00am.
    • Waiver available for employment and religious activities and/or emergency situations.
violation of gdl laws
Violation of GDL Laws

Violating any of the restrictions of the GDL Permit or Probationary License will result in a:

$100 Fine for each penalty

stage 3 basic drivers license
Stage 3Basic Drivers License

Recommendations for Eligibility

  • 18 years of age
  • Successfully complete Stage 2
  • Go to MVC for new license.
what if you are 17 examination permit
What if You Are 17?Examination Permit

Recommendations for Eligibility

  • 17 years of age
  • Pass written and vision tests
  • Go to MVC for permit. No Behind the Wheel needed.
  • This is called the

Young Adult Road Licensing System

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What if You Are 17?Examination Permit

Recommended Components

  • Practice supervised driving for at least 6 months
  • Driving hours are restricted to 5:01 am to 11:00pm.
  • Supervised at all times by a licensed driver who is at least 21, and has had their license for at least 3 years. License must be from NJ.
  • Passenger rule is the same as special learners permit.
  • Get your Provisional License

and practice unsupervised driving for 1 year

(with same restrictions)

what if you are 21 or older examination permit
What if You Are 21 or Older?Examination Permit

Recommendations for Eligibility

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Pass written and vision tests
  • This is called the

The Adult Road Licensing System

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What if You Are 21 or Older?Examination Permit

Recommended Components

  • Practice supervised driving for at least

3 months (no restrictions)

  • Pass road test
  • NO DRIVING HOUR RESTRICTIONS
  • Get your Provisional License and practice unsupervised driving for 1 year.

(no restrictions)

is it really working
Is it Really Working???
  • According to the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • In 2004, 14% of all drivers involved in fatal crashes were between the ages of 15 and 20. (3,620)
    • HOWEVER, this group represents only 6.6% of the driving population.
    • The #1 cause of death for 16-24 year olds is related to driving collisions.
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Is it Really Working???
  • Most crashes caused by teens occur between the hours of 10:00 pm and midnight.
  • Although young drivers do only 20% of their driving at night, 50% of their fatalities occur at night.

- National Transportation Safety Board

- Insurance Information Institute

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Is it Really Working???
  • “A study released in July 2006 found that GDL programs can reduce the incidence of fatal crashes for 16-year old drivers by an average of 11%.”
  • “Every evaluation of

a state’s GDL system

has identified crash

reductions, some as

high as 60%.”

so what is the purpose
So What is the Purpose???
  • “A teen with a new driver’s license needs time and guidance to gain driving experience and skills in reduced-risk settings.”

With the GDL System…

  • The introduction to driving privileges is gradual, so that new drivers can obtain sufficient instruction and driving experience.