P.O. Box 160
Contact: Dave Weinstein
RELEASE: February 28, 2006
Affordability & Fairness Task Force Issues Final Report
( TRENTON ) – The Motor Vehicles Affordability and Fairness Task Force has forwarded its final report to the Governor and to members of the Legislature, as mandated by state law.
The Task Force formed in February 2005, and had 12 months to meet its mandate.
Creation of the Task Force was outlined in the law that created the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), the Motor Vehicle Security and Customer Service Act of 2003. The 17-member Task Force investigated, analyzed and discussed the social impact of driver license and registration suspensions, as well as: issues of motor vehicle-related safety, insurance and finance. Public hearings were held in Camden, Newark and New Brunswick. E-mail comments were accepted from the public through MVC’s Web site over the course of the past 12 months.
Members of the Task Force included a diverse cross-section of stakeholders, including members of the State Legislature, New Jersey State government, advocacy groups and others, including locally elected officials, representatives from AAA and the Insurance Council of New Jersey.