TRENTON, NJ – If you happened to be born in 2003 between the months of March and the end of the lockdown, you’re going to have to wait to get your driver’s license until Governor Phil Murphy lifts the draconian lockdown he has placed across the state of New Jersey. Motor Vehicle Commission officers were closed indefinitely in mid-March and remain closed. On Friday, the governor was asked if he would follow the lead of some other states who are allowing new drivers to take their driving test without a road test and he said absolutely not.
In Georgia and Wisconsin, those waiting to get their license were allowed to take the written test to get their license.
“In Georgia and Wisconsin, they’re letting teenage drivers drive without a road test,” Murphy said. “We are not considering that. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in teenagers and we’ll leave it at that.”