Panel Recommends Changes to Improve Teen Driving in New Jersey

March 25, 2008

Parents in New Jersey might have to attend a teen-driving program before their children can apply for a driver’s permit.

That’s one of the 47 recommendations in the final report of the Governor’s Teen Driver Study Commission that will be released Wednesday. A copy was obtained by The Star-Ledger of Newark.

The report outlines ways to improve safety for teen drivers, who are involved in 12 percent of the state’s motor vehicle accidents.

Members say teenagers with provisional driver’s licenses should display a placard or sticker on the outside of their cars to identify them to police and other motorists.

The panel also says young motorists should log 50 hours behind the wheel before qualifying for a provisional license.


Information from: The Star-Ledger

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