Below are some answers to the most frequently asked questions we get here at South Jersey Driving School
What is the Graduate Driver License (GDL)?

New Jersey Graduated Driver License (GDL) is a program teen and first-time drivers must complete to get their unrestricted basic driver license.

As you may be aware, the driving laws have changed in New Jersey. New Jersey now has a Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) law. There are now three (3) steps to obtain a full license in New Jersey.

Step 1: Obtain a 16-year-old permit, pass a written test and an eye exam, and complete six (6) hours of behind-the-wheel instruction.

Step 2: Provisional (with restrictions) license, at age 17after completing minimum of 6 months of supervised driving with validated permit.

Step 3: Full basic (no restrictions) license, at age 18 after having provisional license for one year.

Why did the state change its law to have the GDL?

The program was designed to reduce the number of driving fatalities among teen and first-time drivers and their passengers.  By having more experience, new driver will be more capable of handling all types of driving situations.

Since when is the GDL effective?

The GDL law became effective January 1, 2001.

What are the restrictions on the GDL?

You can’t drive between 11:01 PM and 5AM

You can only have 1 passenger unless a parent/guardian is present

You cannot use electronic devices

You must wear seatbelts

You must use the GDL Decal

What is the Defensive Driving Classroom course?

Since the inception of the two-point reduction program in 1991 and legislation in 1996 mandating a 5 percent insurance discount, in New Jersey, completion of this course makes one eligible for a 5 – 10 percent insurance discount and/or a two motor vehicle points reduced.

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate. For New Jersey drivers requesting insurance discount and/or point reduction, paperwork will be submitted within 5 days to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

We teach the New Jersey state-approved Driving School Association of New Jersey (DSANJ) course. This non-lecture format solicits and encourages critical thinking throughout the course.

The course may be presented in one 6-hour session or two 3-hour sessions. Course components include a video presentation, a course leader-guided discussion, and Driver Response books for each participant.

What do I need to know or bring on the day of my road test?

On the day of your road test, you must bring to DMV:

  • Your Permit
  • Original Identifying Document – You must bring the same document you used to buy the permit. (ex. Birth certificate, written test card and/or passport)
  • Properly registered, insured & inspected vehicle. In addition, the examiner must have access to actual brake pedal or parking (emergency) brake.
  • NJ licensed driver.
  • After passing the road test, you will need to go into the AGENCY to have your license processed. At this time, you will need six points of ID. For more information visit the NJMVC website.

What happens if my permit is lost or stolen?

An original permit is required while practice driving and on the day of your road test! If your permit was lost or stolen, we suggest you contact your local police department to report it to avoid someone else using it and contact your driving school in order to get a replacement.

If it is damaged in any way, you will need a duplicate and we will be happy to help you with the paperwork. A 16 year old must get a duplicate from their driving school.

What is the process to scheduling the NJ Road Test?

Aiskae Driving School will schedule the appointment to take the behind the wheel NJ Road Test when the learners permit is issued.  The date of the exam will be listed on the lower center portion of the back side of the NJ learners permit. Most NJ Road Test appointments are scheduled for early morning on the date of the student driver’s 17th birthday.

Can you take our child to the NJ road test when the time comes?

Of course! One of our most popular services includes pick you up and delivery to your NJ road test location.   We recommend a driving review lesson sometime prior to your NJ road test appointment date.  Find out more about our new driver Review Lessons here, or contact us now to register.

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  • This driving school really helped me out, I was extremely nervous at first and John showed me how to be relaxed behind the wheel and I learned all of the most important aspects to being a safe driver, and pass my driver's test. I also had a good time while I was learning. John was a great instructor and I recommend this driving school and John Thanks for all of your help

    Dan Wayne Hills High School
  • My son Michael just passed his driving test on Tuesday, March 18th with the help of your wonderful instructor Bruce. Bruce was so warm and friendly and made Michael feel so comfortable. Throughout the entire process, he went out of his` way to make this confusing and often nerve-wracking experience very easy and pleasurable for all of us. Thank you and we will be sure to recommend Aiskae Driving School.

    Stacy Botwinick Wayne, NJ
  • This driving school really went out of their way to help me to get my permit on time.  I contacted them only 2 weeks before the required 6 months before my 17th birthday in order to get my license in time.  They worked extremely hard and were able to fit me into their schedule quickly so that I could get my license as soon as possible.  Their staff are extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. Thanks again AisKae.

    Dave Wayne Valley High School
  • Mr. Scarpelli, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent job you have done preparing our son for driving.  From the moment we phoned your office to the completion of the driving course, you and your office staff have been professional and understanding in all aspects.  We will gladly recommend Aiskae Driving School to our friends and family.

    Patricia and Philip Sainz 16-year-old behind the Wheel Training Program
  • Aiskae Driving School has made me feel comfortable and confident while getting my permit and my license. I had no driving experience going into the school. The instructors were reliable and trustworthy. They made me feel safe out on the roads. When time came for my license they gave me a freshening up course to make sure I was ready. Thank you to John and everyone else in the Aiskae staff for making this experience one to never forget.

    Sara DaSilva Kearny High School
  • Joseph had never driven before until that first day with John (great job John, couldn’t have done it without you!!!). Thanks to all of you for being so courteous on my first contact via telephone, when I left the documents, for always being so accommodating to my son's schedule, and for bringing him home for me a few times.  It was a pleasurable experience and I am glad I chose your school to help my son get his license. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE AT AIKSAE!!!

    Susan Albistur Road Test Refresher Program, Road Test Accompaniment
  • Aiskae driving school is the best. All of the advisors are great at their job AND they are fun teachers. They make driving easy and natural for beginners; yet teach you the proper way of going about it. Thanks =)

    Lexi Nutley High School
  • My son Michael Cresci took driving lessons from Aiskae Driving School, Anthony Scarpelli was his instructor and he did a great job. He was very reliable and took care of everything necessary for him to get his permit. He even made an appointment for him to get his license.  I would highly recommend them and will definitely use them again for my other children.

    Maryann Cresci 16 Year Old Behind the Wheel Training Program
  • Well I just want to say that John D. is a great instructor.  I mean the others must be great as well and John has helped me every step of the way explaining why everything is done. Thanks for everything,

    Franco Gamero Kearny High School
  • Bruce was an excellent instructor and made my six hours of behind the wheel a pleasure.  He was prompt and courteous and went out of his way to fit lessons into my busy schedule.

    Molly Wayne Hills High School
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