FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What restrictions exist with the 16 year old GDL Student Permit?
Obtain parent/guardian signature, pass vision and written tests, complete 6 hour behind-the-wheel training through a licensed driving school, to receive a validated permit from MVC. You must have a MINIMUM of 6 months supervised driving. Drivers must be accompanied by a NJ licensed driver, 21 yrs or older, having held a NJ license for at least 3 years. Driving hours are restricted to 5:01am to 11:00pm. They must only have passengers from shared residence plus one additional person. back
2. What restrictions exist with the provisional license?
Drivers can drive between 5:01am and midnight. They may only have passengers from their shared residence plus one additional person. (If provisional license holder is under 21 yrs old, and any passenger is 21 or older, passenger restrictions don't apply. If provisional license holder is 21 or older, passenger and hour restrictions don't apply). back
3. What are the required documents for the road test?
Current inspection sticker, current registration document for the vehicle, current insurance card for the vehicle, valid examination or student permit. The driver who accompanies you must have with them, a license to operate that class of vehicle. The student must also have all the documents with them, that were presented to the MVC, when they first purchased the permit. back
4. What type of car is acceptable for the road test?
The only restriction is that there cannot be a center console, air conditioner, radio, or other equipment in a position that prevents the examiner from reaching the foot or parking brake. The car must be legal to be on the road. back
5. What do I do if I misplace my student permit?
A 16 year old on a GDL student learners permit must contact the driving school and take a new eye test and prove they passed the written test by presenting the waiver card issued through the high school. back
6. Is it a good idea to have a review lesson with Behind the Wheel Driving School, before my road test?
Yes! If you have a review lesson just before your road test, it will prepare you and get you ready for your road test.back
7. Who must come to the office and what documents do I need and to register for the 16-year old program?
The documents required are the original or certified copy of your civil birth certificate, with raised seal. Also acceptable is a valid US passport. If not a US citizen, you must bring your alien (green) card along with your social security card. If you are here in the US on a visa, you must bring in your foreign passport with valid visa. If you are a US citizen, you are not required to bring your social security card, only the number is required. Also, written test card (high school waiver card), deposit (which is ½ of the program fee) in cash , check or money order, $10 permit fee for MVC (cash or check only-no out-of-state checks or starter checks are accepted at MVC). Parent or guardian must come in with the student to sign the necessary papers. back
8. Why aren't photo copies acceptable?
The MVC requires that ONLY original or certified copies be used, with raised seals. The documents cannot be laminated. The documents must also be in good condition (no tears, rips, stains, etc.) or they may be rejected at the MVC. back
9. Can I reschedule my road test date, time, or change the location?
Yes. You may go to any MVC agency, with your permit, and original identification. If you cannot make it into the MVC, you may do so online. Have your permit/license number and validation number, log onto the MVC website, and follow the directions. back
10. If I'm 16, can I get my permit without using a driving school?
No. You must register with a licensed driving school and drive a minimum of 6 hours before you can receive a GDL student permit. back
11. I've taken your online practice test several times. Should I still read the NJ DMV manual?
Yes. Hopefully you find our online practice test to be a great preparatory aid for your written test in school or at the DMV. However, reading the NJ DMV manual will help prepare you for the written test, as well as your actual behind the wheel driving experience. back
12. Is it possible to register for driving lessons without coming into the office?
Yes. If you own a valid permit or driver's license (which many 16 year-olds do not) you can register for all your lessons over the phone. There's no need to come in to our office in person. If you are 16 and are just starting your driving permit process, it is possible to register via mail. Give us a call and we'll explain how. back
Behind the Wheel Driving School, Inc.
-Licensed by the State of NJ-
441 Springfield Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922