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The Governor's Teen Driver Study Commission
 
 
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Mission Statement
The mission of the Governor’s Teen Driver Study Commission is to assess the state of teen driving in New Jersey and make recommendations that will ultimately reduce crashes and save lives.
News Releases
10/24/09 - National Safety Council Recognizes the NJ Teen Driver Study Commission With Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award
1/2/08 - Updated Media Advisory - New Date for Teen Driver Study Commission Public Hearing in Southern New Jersey Announced - Tuesday, January 8, 2008, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m, Washington Township Fire District Headquarters
11/13/07 - Teen Driver Study Commission Announces Public Hearings - Public Will Be Asked to Comment on Teen Driver Safety Issues at Three Regional Meetings
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May 1, 2010 GDL Law Changes FAQs
Do you know about the changes in the GDL law? This list of Frequently Asked Questions should help in answering all your questions pertaining to the new law changes.
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Understanding New Jersey's
GDL Program
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This three-panel brochure provides a wealth of information on the New Jersey’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) Program. A full-color document that takes new drivers through the licensing process, this comprehensive brochure also offers additional information designed specifically for teen drivers and their parents.
GDL Law Change Palm Card
Measuring 3.65" x 8.5", this handy two-sided palm card highlights the May 1, 2010 changes to NJ GDL Law.
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"Got Your Decals" Poster
At 8.5" x 11", this poster is great reminder for all permit or probationary license holders under the age of 21 to visit their local Motor Vehicle Agency to purchase a pair of decals for $4.
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Got Your Decals? (PSA ) wmv I mp4 
This is a 30-second public service announcement that provides information on the new decals required for all drivers under the age of 21 holding a permit or probationary license under the Graduated Driver License law.
New Jersey Driver Education Bulletin
This periodic bulletin was developed to establish direct communication with everyone involved in teaching new drivers. Bulletins will focus on changes in the law, future legislation and hot button topics as well as resources and programs that are available for driver educators.
New Jersey Parent/Teen Orientation
Information on the 60-90 minute, facilitated orientation program that promotes parental involvement and partnership with teens. This program is designed to enhance awareness of the risk for novice drivers and provide tools that support safe driving behaviors.

The Facts About Teen Driving (UPDATED)- Current teen driving facts and statistics and an overview of the current Graduated Driver License (GDL) law are included in this document, which can be used to facilitate a discussion with teens and parents about the importance of safe driving practices.

Say Yes to Life Contract - NEW
This contract empowers teens with a powerful tool to make decisions based on their personal safety, eliminating peer pressure and judgment. The agreement between parent and teen, provides teens with a safe way out of dangerous – and potentially life threatening – situations.

Free Parent Access to Teen Driving Records - New Jersey law allows parents to review what is on their minor teen’s (under 18 years of age) driving record or “abstract” free of charge. A verbal overview may be provided to a parent toll-free by calling the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) at (888) 486-3339 or by visiting an MVC agency. A paper copy may be requested for a $15 fee.

  When calling or visiting MVC to request this information, the parent must supply his/her and the teen’s full names, dates of birth, home address and driver license numbers. The MVC agent will advise you of any accidents, violations, municipal court and/or MVC administrative actions, as well as privilege status on the teen’s record.
  The MVC brochure, "How to Read a Driver History Record Abstract" will further assist parents in understanding their teens' driver records.
www.njteendriving.com
  Teen Driving Parent Resource - Recognizing that an informed parent plays a key role in keeping teens and young adults safe on our roads, this new website, developed by the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey, through funding from DHTS, will help to further educate parents about the risks associated with teen driving. Relevant legislation, videos, an interactive teen crash site map, traffic safety tips, and GDL information can be found on the site.
Safe Driving: A Parent's Guide to Teaching Teens - Developed by the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, this guide, when used in conjunction with the New Jersey Driver Manual and behind-the-wheel training, will better prepare you and your teen for the challenges that lie ahead.
www.njdrivereducation.com
  Driver Education Teacher Resources - Developed by the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey for driver education professionals, this invaluable web site provides the most recent information and resources on the GDL, core curriculum standards and a variety of other important topics.
Visit the Turning Point Web Site
  Turning Point: Roadway Work Zone Safety for New Drivers - Created by the Federal Highway Administration, this website focuses on roadway work zone safety for new drivers. Information, tips and tools are presented in three separate sections: For Teens, For Parents, For Educators.
Teen Driving Web Resources - Links to websites and pages providing information on teen driving programs and initiatives are included on this overview.

Randolph How to Guide - Entitled "Successfully Bringing the "Alive at 25" Program to Your Municipality," this "How to Guide" was presented by Joanne Veech and Sgt. Will Yarzab at Rutgers CAIT 4th Annual Safety Forum on December 3, 2008.

Organ and Tissue Donation - This one-page document provides an overview of the Hero Act, enacted on July 22, 2008 and designed to create a comprehensive policy regarding organ and tissue donation. Included in the document is information on how to register as an organ and tissue donor when you obtain or renew your driver’s license. For more information, please visit www.donatelifenj.org

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