ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION AND INDEPENDENT AUTHORITIES COMMITTEE

 

STATEMENT TO

 

ASSEMBLY, No. 1013

 

with committee amendments

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

DATED: †FEBRUARY 12, 2015

 

††††† The Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee reports favorably and with committee amendments Assembly Bill No. 1013.

††††† As amended and reported, this bill requires that the curriculum for approved classroom driver education courses and the informational brochure distributed by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to the parents and guardians of beginning drivers include information on the dangers of driving a vehicle in an aggressive manner.† The bill specifies that driving a vehicle in an aggressive manner includes, but is not limited to, unexpectedly altering the speed of a vehicle, making improper or erratic traffic lane changes, disregarding traffic control devices, failing to yield the right of way, and following another vehicle too closely.

††††† The bill further requires the MVC to include the dangers of driving a vehicle in an aggressive manner as part of the written examination required to obtain an examination permit and basic driverís license.

††††† As amended, Assembly Bill No. 1013 is identical to Senate Bill No. 266 which was also considered and released by the committee on this date.

††††† The bill was pre-filed for introduction in the 2014-2015 session pending technical review.† As reported, the bill includes the changes required by technical review, which has been performed.

 

COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS

††††† The committee amended the bill to refer to driving a vehicle in an aggressive manner, rather than aggressive driving, and to specify that driving a vehicle in an aggressive manner includes, but is not limited to, unexpectedly altering the speed of a vehicle, making improper or erratic traffic lane changes, disregarding traffic control devices, failing to yield the right of way, and following another vehicle too closely.