In New Jersey, those learning to drive for the first time (usually teenagers) go through a Graduated Driver License (GDL) program that has certain restrictions that must be observed, depending on the age of the teen when he or she applies for it. These probationary driver's licenses and learner's permits restrict the times when the driver can be on the road, as well as the number of passengers.
Each level has restrictions that must be adhered to by the license holder, and failure to do so carries consequences. However, upon completion of all the steps in the program, drivers are awarded an unrestricted basic driver license.
Anyone holding a probationary license must be very careful, as traffic violations can have increased consequences, not the least of which is the inability to eliminate points by pleading to "Unsafe Operation." If you have received a ticket while holding a GDL, call my office at 856-432-4113 or contact me through this site to discuss your options. You don't want to end up losing the license you just got!