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Bill to allow new drivers who passed road test to drive for 60 days while waiting for probationary drivers’ license becomes law

NEW JERSEY – Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco to help alleviate long lines at New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission facilities across the state was signed into law Monday.

Governor Murphy endorsed Bucco’s bill, A-4442/S-2755, allowing new drivers who passed their road tests to drive for 60 days while they are waiting to get their probationary drivers’ license.

“The delays and congestion at MVC are frustrating and inexcusable,” Bucco (R-25) said. “By delaying the requirement for every new driver to visit MVC in person to get a license, we can avoid negatively impacting the lines for motorists who need to conduct business in person. This sensible adjustment can help New Jersey residents get the services they need without forcing them to spend hours and days waiting in longer lines.”

The new law allows an individual who has passed the drivers’ license road test to operate a motor vehicle in New Jersey under the same conditions imposed on probationary drivers. The authorization to operate a motor vehicle is valid until the 60th day after the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission resolves the driver licensure backlog.

“Eliminating the rush to get a provisional license will allow new drivers to get on the road safely, and arrange for their licenses after MVC has sorted out the current backlogs,” Bucco said. “I am proud to be a part of the bipartisan legislative solution to the problems our residents are experiencing at MVC facilities around the State.”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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