Teen Driving

Driver inexperience, speed, distractions (cell phones, texting, passengers), lack of seat belt use, and driving while impaired are all leading factors in teen driver crashes, resulting in injuries and fatalities.

Kayleigh's Law

In an effort to reduce crashes and save lives NJ Teen Driver Study Commission has analyzed the State's Graduated Driver License (GDL) and as of May 1, 2010 has enacted Kayleigh's Law.

To ensure that all permit and probationary license holders (GDL) comply with the Kayleigh's Law, teens and their parents should be aware that they:
  • May not be on the road between 11:01 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • May transport only one passenger in the vehicle
  • May not use a cell phone (hand held or hands-free), iPod, or any other wireless electronic device
  • Must ensure that all vehicle occupants are buckled up
  • Must display a decal on the front and rear license plate
  • May not plea bargain any point carrying offenses
Failure to comply and/or violations will result in penalties and fines.