Motor Vehicle Related Questions
All permit or probationary license holders under the age of 21 must display a special decal on the front and rear license plate of the vehicle they are driving. Available at all Motor Vehicle Agencies for $4 a pair, the decals are easily affixed to the plates using a system that also allows for removal when the Graduated Driver License (GDL) holder is not behind the wheel.
To ensure that all permit and probationary license holders comply with the GDL law, teens and their parents should be aware that they
- May not be on the road between 11:01 p.m. and 5 a.m.
- May transport only one passenger in the vehicle. (The restriction is waived if the GDL holder is accompanied by a parent or guardian or transporting dependents)
- May not use a cell phone (hand held or hands-free), iPod, or any other wireless electronic device. (Portable or built-in GPS systems and iPods connected directly to a vehicle’s sound system are allowed, but teens should not make adjustments to these devices while driving.)
- Must ensure that all vehicle occupants are buckled up.
- Must display a decal on the front and rear license plate.
- May not plea bargain any point carrying offenses.
*Restriction does not apply to drivers 21 years of age or older*
• No more than one passenger.
*Restriction does not apply to drivers 21 years of age or older, teens accompanied by a parent/guardian, or passengers who are the driver’s dependents (children)
• GDL Decal Required on front and rear license plates by all drivers under age 21 who possess a permit or probationary license.
• No use of cell phones (hand-held or hands-free).
• Must ensure all passengers wear seat belts at all times.
NOTE: Effective September 17, 2008, the Attorney General banned municipal prosecutors from offering 0 point plea agreements to all GDL holders.
Borough Related Questions
Potholes on Rt. 202 and all other State maintained roadways can be reported directly to the NJ DOT on their website: NJ DOT Potholes
Potholes on Borough Roads can be reported directly to the Bernardsville DPW by calling 908-766-3000.
Potholes on County roadways can be reported directly to Somerset County by calling 908-231-7000.
Report Related Questions
The Bernardsville Police Records Bureau is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. Copies of reports may be obtained by contacting the Records Bureau at 908-766-0037 Ext. 113.