TO MODIFY THE LEVEL 2 RESTRICTIONS FOR PROVISIONAL LICENSES; TO REQUIRE A DRIVING LOG SHOWING ONE HUNDRED TWENTY HOURS OF DRIVING TIME BY A PROVISIONAL LICENSEE BEFORE A LEVEL 3 PROVISIONAL LICENSE MAY BE ISSUED; TO REQUIRE A ONE YEAR REVOCATION OF A PROVISIONAL LICENSEE'S OR SUPERVISING DRIVERS LICENSE IF A DRIVING LOG IS FALSIFIED; TO REQUIRE AN IMMEDIATE REVOCATION OF A PROVISIONAL LICENSE IF THE PROVISIONAL LICENSEE IS CHARGED WITH A VIOLATION OF THE RESTRICTIONS FOR A PROVISIONAL LICENSEE, A MOVING VIOLATION, OR A SEAT BELT VIOLATION; AND TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO REPORT ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Deletes provisions in previous edition concerning penalties for violations of the statute, and concerning notification procedures when a provisional licensee has been charged with certain violations.
Rewrites GS 20-11(d) to require the completion of a driving log before a person between 16 and 18 years old may obtain a limited provisional license. Details the requirements of the driving log and the procedure for instances when the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) believes the log has been falsified. Makes similar changes to GS 20-11(f); however, decreases the amount of time which must be nighttime driving from 10 hours to 6 hours and requires a minimum of 12 hours (was, 120 hours) driving time. These provisions are effective October 1, 2011, and apply to limited learner’s permits and limited provisional licenses issued on or after that date.
Enacts new GS 20-13.3 to provide that a provisional licensee’s permit or license is subject to revocation if the licensee has committed certain offenses. Provides procedure for law enforcement officers and judicial officers to follow in executing such revocation. Details the effect of a revocation. Provides that proceedings under the statute are civil actions. Specifies that no driver’s license points or insurance surcharge will be assessed for a revocation pursuant to the statute. Effective October 1, 2011, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.
Directs the DMV to study the issue of teen driving and the effectiveness of the provisions of the act, as specified. Directs the DMV to include in the study any additional statistics or information it finds relevant to evaluating the act, and recommendations for improving the safety of teen drivers. Directs the DMV to report findings to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee no later than February 1, 2014 (previously February 1, 2013). Effective October 1, 2011. Makes conforming changes to the bill title.
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