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In New Jersey what is the fine for driving past the restricted times?


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According to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) failure to abide by any Graduated Driver License (GDL) restriction during operation of a vehicle by a learner's permit, an examination permit or probationary license holder, who is subject to the GDL requirements, is a violation subject to a $100 fine.

In NJ all permit or probationary (formerly provisional) drivers under age 21 must display a reflectorized decal on each license plate (front/back) of any motor vehicle they operate since the new "Kyleigh's Law" went into effect May 1, 2010.

Drivers under 21 subject to New Jersey's Graduated Driver License (GDL) requirements:

  • Special learner's permit
  • Examination permit
  • Probationary (formerly Provisional) license

Details of these mandatory decals are as follows:

  • Each 1 ½ inch by 1 inch, reflectorized decal is red in color and made with removable, 3M Dual Lock® material
  • One decal must be displayed on the upper left corner of the front license plate and one on the upper left corner of the rear license plate
  • Failure to display the decals during operation of a vehicle by a learner's permit, an examination permit or probationary license holder, who is subject to the GDL requirements, is a violation subject to a $100 fine. See N.J.S.A. 39:3-13.8.
  • Decals are available at local motor vehicle agencies, $4 per pair (initial or replacement); decals, sold as pairs only, can be purchased by anyone - permit holder, probationary driver or parents
  • Drivers who are not subject to Kyleigh's Law should remove decals prior to operating the vehicle

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In addition to the decal requirement, effective May 1, 2010, New Jersey GDL drivers will also be subject to the following restrictions:

  • May not operate a motor vehicle after 11:01 p.m. and before 5:00 a.m.
  • May not use a hand-held or hands-free interactive, wireless communication device
  • Unless over age 21, GDL drivers may only drive with the following passengers:
    • Special Permit Holders:
      -Supervising driver who is over 21 and licensed to drive for at least three (3) years
      -Parent(s), guardian(s) or dependent(s)
      -One additional passenger unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    • Examination Permit Holders
      -Supervising driver who is over 21 and licensed to drive for at least three (3) years
      -Parent(s), guardian(s) or dependent(s)
      -One additional passenger unless accompanied by a parent or guardian
    • Probationary (formerly Provisional) License Holder
      -Parent(s), guardian(s) or dependent(s)
      -One additional passenger unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The $100 fine for driving past your restricted time is mentioned in New Jersey Statute (NJSA) 39:3-13.8 if you would like to read the law for yourself. Remember hours of operation waivers are available in certain emergency situations, for work and religious activities. Read about teen auto insurance tips here.


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