Lawmakers Want To Re-Examine Changes To Teen Driver’s License Program

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TRENTON – Legislation to examine the recent changes to New Jersey’s graduated license program – including the controversial teen driver decal requirement – was released Thursday 11 to 1 by the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee.

“The changes made to New Jersey’s graduated driver’s license program were designed to make our roadways safer and our teenagers better drivers,” said Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen).  “Unfortunately, some of the changes may have had unintended consequences that could require further legislation, which is why we are asking the Attorney General to review the program.”

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Under the bill (A-2740), the state Office of the Attorney General would be required to spend the next year reviewing the changes made to New Jersey’s graduated license program – including the new license decal program for teen drivers and the curfew change for drivers from midnight to 11 p.m. – and then issue a report to the Legislature on the findings.

The measure now heads to the Assembly Speaker, who decides if and when to post it for a floor vote.


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