1.Any moving violation of the motor vehicle law which carries with it a penalty of suspension or revocation of a driver's license may be subject to review by the chief administrator. The chief administrator, in his or his designee's discretion, may permit a driver subject to suspension or revocation to elect to attend a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Driver Improvement Program in lieu of all or part of a period of suspension. This discretionary authority shall not apply to those sections of the motor vehicle law which require the imposition of a mandatory suspension term. In addition to, or in lieu of, the Driver Improvement Program offered by the commission, the chief administrator may authorize a drivers' school licensed pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1951, c.216 (C.39:12-2) or any statewide safety organization to provide a Driver Improvement Program, the course of which shall be subject to the oversight of, and any guidelines established by, the commission. The authority of the chief administrator to suspend, revoke, or deny issuance of an initial or renewal license to operate a driving school, or an instructor's license, and to assess fines, pursuant to P.L.1951, c.216 (C.39:12-1 et seq.) shall apply to any violations related to the administration of a Driver Improvement Program.
L.1969, c.261, s.1; amended 1977, c.27, s.1; 2009, c.298, s.6.