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.
As title indicates. Amends GS 20-11(e), clarifying that a Level 2 limited provisional license holder may drive without supervision, among other times under existing law, when driving directly to or from work, or directly to or from a specified volunteer activity. Amends GS 20-11(f), adding that a person may obtain a full provisional license after, among other requirements, completing a driving log with at least 120 hours of applicable driving time. Specifies additional requirements for the log, and revokes the license for one year if the DMV determines the log was falsified. Enacts new subsection (o) to GS 20-11 (limited learner’s permit and provisional drivers license to persons under 18 years old) to revoke a provisional license if the licensee is charged with any of the specified violations. Enacts new subsection (n) to GS 20-11, requiring law enforcement officers to immediately notify the DMV that a provisional licensee has been charged with a specified violation. Directs the DMV to study the effectiveness of this act by evaluating five listed figures, and to report to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee by February 1, 2013. Applies to provisional licenses issued and offenses committed on or after October 1, 2011.
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