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.
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
Failure to comply and/or violations will result in penalties