NJ Lawmaker proposes bill to train new drivers rights and responsibilities in a traffic stop

A state lawmaker has proposed a bill aimed at educating new drivers about their rights and responsibilities when they are pulled over by a police officer.

Democratic Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak’s bill advanced in the Assembly Thursday. He says that he is excited about the bill.

“At the end of the day, I want the driver and I want the officers all to go home safe. It’s all about safety,” he says.

The bill would require a new potential driver to watch a video created by the Motor Vehicle Commission and the Office of the Attorney General demonstrating a safe stop, before taking a written exam for a validated driver’s permit.

“It’s going to say what their legal rights are as a driver, and what they should do when they do get pulled over,” Karabinchak says. “How to act and how the police are supposed to act.”