Chapter 7 Driver Privileges and Penalties

Driver Privileges and
Chapter 7
Driving…Privilege or Right?
Question: Is driving a privilege or a right?
Answer: Privilege, which is why NJ can suspend or revoke driving privileges.
Question: Should driving be a right? Why or Why not?
Driving Under the Influence…
Drivers 21 and over
found driving with a
BAC of .08 or more
will be penalized.
Driver’s under age 21
found driving with a
BAC of .01 or more
will be penalized.
Under 21…
If a driver under 21 drinks or purchases
alcohol in a bar or liquor store, they
may be:
-Fined $500
-Lose license for 6 months
-Possible Alcohol Education
treatment center
-6 month suspension begins
when driver is first eligible
to receive a license if they
do not have one.
DUI Penalties…
What happens to you when you abuse your driving privileges?
Activity: In your groups, research and write down the mandatory penalties for the
following offenses (use the Driver’s Manual for research). Each group will briefly
present their information to the class.
1st Offense, BAC .08 to .10
1st Offense, BAC .10 or more
Underage 1st Offense, BAC .01 to .08
2nd Offense, Alcohol or drug related DUI (within 10 years of 1st offense)
3rd Offense, Alcohol or drug related DUI (within 10 years of 2nd offense)
1st Offense, Driving with no insurance
1st Offense, Drinking alcoholic beverages while driving or riding
Present your findings in order from 1 – 7.
1st Offense DUI (.08 - .10)
-3 month license suspension
-$250-400 fine
-12 to 48hrs in IDRC
-$230/day fee for IDRC
-Up to 30 days in jail
-$100 Drunk Driving Enforcement Fund Fee
-$100 Alcohol Education Fund Fee
-$1,000/year surcharge for 3 years
-$75 Safe neighborhood Fund Fee
-Possible Interlock Device for 6 months to a year
Drinking and Driving…Is it worth it?
Penalties Continued…
1st Offense DUI (.10 or more)
-7 moths to 1 year license suspension
-$300 to $500 fine
-Plus all other fines/penalties from 1st Offense DUI (.08 to .10)
1st Offense DUI Underage (.01 to .08)
Sobriety Test
-30 to 90 day suspension of driving privilege (beginning
immediately or when the driver is eligible for a license)
-15 to 30 days community service
-Participation in IDRC or Alcohol Education and Highway Safety Program
Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC)
-State Law requires all drivers
charged with DUI attend IDRC
-While there, drivers will attend an
alcohol and highway safety
education program
-A decision will then be made if
further treatment is necessary
-If further treatment is required, a
driver will attend at least a 16
week treatment program
-Participation is required in IDRC
for re-licensing
Ignition Interlock Device
If convicted of DUI, you may be required to install an Ignition Interlock
Device on your vehicle. The higher your BAC, the more probability you
will be required to have one. Repeat DUI offenders are likely to have one
A driver must blow into the device before the car will start. If the
driver’s BAC is .05 or more, the car will not start.
Other Motor Vehicle Violations…
Activity: In your groups, take a few minutes and create a list of
all the violations you can think of regarding motor vehicles.
-Unsafe Driving
-Reckless Driving
-Abandoning a car
-Carrying Alcohol
-Ice and Snow
-Failure to comply
-Insurance Fraud
-Drug Offense
-Lying on
-Forgery and Fraud
-Driving While
Other Violations Continued…
A person over 13, but under
18, may have driving
privileges postponed if
convicted of graffiti
A person under 21
may have driving
privileges suspended
or postponed for 6
months if convicted
of setting false
The Points System…
The Motor Vehicle Commission keeps track
of a motorist’s driving record by adding
points to the record when the motorist is
convicted of a moving violation.
The more serious the violation, the more
points a motorist is given.
Up to three points will be subtracted
from a driver’s record for every year the
motorist goes without a violation or
Point Value of Violations…
See if you can guess the amount of points for each violation…
Failure to Yield to a
Pedestrian in a Crosswalk
2 Points
Racing on a highway
5 Points
Point Value of Violations…
Operating a vehicle on
public or private
property to avoid a
traffic control signal
or sign
2 Points
Improper Passing on
Right or off-roadway
4 Points
Point Values of Violations…
5 Points
Speeding 1 – 14mph over the limit
2 Points
Speeding 15 – 29mph over the limit
4 Points
Point Values of Violations…
Failure to stop at a
traffic light
2 Points
Improper Passing
of a School Bus
5 Points
Points on your Record…
All Drivers begin a 2 year Probationary Period when they
receive their special learner’s permit or examination permit.
During that, a Driver Can Not:
-Have 2 or more
Moving Violations
-Totaling 4 or more Points
If They Do…
-The driver must enroll in the
Probationary Driver Program
-After complete, 3 points will be
removed from their license
Points on your Record…
A driver who accumulates between 12 and 14 points
on their record in a 24 month period must attend a
NJ Driver Improvement Program.
After Completion of the
class, the driver will have 3
Points removed from his or
her license
A driver will be on a 1 year
probation after completion
of the class
Points on your Record…
A driver who accumulates
or more Points in
Will result in a Surcharge of…
For Each
Points on your Record…
If you want to voluntarily reduce points on your record, a
driver may enroll in a Defensive Driving Course.
Defensive Driving Course will:
-Provide drivers with collision
preventing techniques
-Provide drivers with
increased safety skills
-Remove 2 points from their record
-Reduce insurance rates (most likely)
Don’t be like…
Both are Habitual
Offenders, or
someone who has had
their license
suspended 3 times in 3
John Purkey
Unless you
want a life
Sarah Sylviano
Be a Safe Driver…
New Jersey does not allow any conditional or special
work licenses, so if you lose your license, its…
The Bus
Taking you to work…
Let’s Review for a Quiz!
There will be a quiz on
chapter 7 and 8 tomorrow!

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