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Distraction/inattention is the number one cause of teen driver crashes in NJ.
Practice driving in inclement weather, after dark and on all types of roadways to build skill.
State regulation requires NJ Driving Schools to provide a service agreement to parents and teens.
The resources in this section, which may be reproduced and promoted without permission, are designed to give individuals who know the basics of GDL a deeper understanding of the three-stages of New Jersey’s program and how it helps to address teen crash risk. The resources can be used to facilitate self-directed and/or group learning, so that your audience can make informed decisions about teen licensure and driving.
This 3-panel brochure details NJ’s GDL program and the crash risk for teens. Printed quantities are available from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
This 5 1/2 minute video clearly and succinctly explains NJ's 3-step GDL program for teen drivers.
This multi-page booklet includes lessons, reviews and checklists to help parents teach their teens safe driving skills; a practice driving log; sample parent-teen contract; and an overview of GDL and other NJ motor vehicle laws.
This brochure provides a comprehensive overview of what families should look for when selecting a driving school.
This self-directed, online parent/teen workshop discusses why teens crash, how GDL works, why you should complete a parent-teen driving agreement, what to look for when choosing a vehicle for your teen and more.