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In New Jersey, the minimum age to acquire a probationary driver’s license is 17 years old, along with a prerequisite six months of driving with a learner’s permit. Some students choose, however, to exercise their freedom to attain their license when it is right for them.
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Teens hit the brakes on driving

Michael LaRocca May 8, 2020

In New Jersey, the minimum age to acquire a probationary driver’s license is 17 years old, along with a prerequisite six months of driving with a learner’s permit. Some students choose, however, to...

Participating in Mentorship, which is a required course, requires a form of transportation.
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Mentorship program favors the fortunate, ignores others

Madison Vigdor January 17, 2020

In theory, the Communications High School mentorship program is a privilege. Seniors have the rare opportunity to sample potential career paths and step into the shoes of those whom they aspire to become....

A survey of 63 students from Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, 2020.

Students go the extra mile to attend CHS, despite distance

Michael Rau and Timothy Wilburn January 17, 2020

Junior Ava Turner of Middletown wakes up to a 5:30 a.m. alarm each day in order to get ready for her bus, which picks her up at 6:20 a.m. She does not return home after school until after 3:30 p.m., forcing...

According to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), idling refers to running a vehicle’s engine when it is not in motion.

Drivers Should Steer Away from Idling

Isabella Castelo and Isabella Ji November 15, 2019

Idling, though a common issue in America, often goes unnoticed by drivers. While waiting for a friend or warming up the car in the morning frost, time ticks by as the engine runs and fumes spew out of...

In 2001, New Jersey state legislature introduced the GDL, or Graduated Driver License, for the first time. In conjunction with other restrictions, the GDL is responsible for the one-passenger limit placed upon drivers during their first year behind the wheel.

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Two’s company, three’s a crowd for new drivers

Zoe Conner-Bennett June 20, 2019

When Officer Alisa Antunez from the Ocean Township Police Department was a teenager in 2001, New Jersey state legislature introduced the GDL, or Graduated Driver License, for the first time. In conjunction...

The NJ road test does not require successful merging and yielding in order to pass.
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Road test should yield for realistic driving skills

Sally Ehlers January 25, 2019

My heart pounded and my hands sweated as they gripped the steering wheel. My dad’s voice nagged at me with each turn of the wheel. My adrenaline pumped as I checked the mirrors, used the turn signal,...

Survey of 115 students from Jan. 7 to Jan. 14, 2019.

Licenses drive up student spending

Mia Gallo January 25, 2019

Junior year of high school comes with a slew of new responsibilities: taking the SATs, starting the college search and for most students, getting their driver’s license. The frequent trips across Monmouth...

Blot graphic by Ebbie Shim.

Students driven to either get behind the wheel or not

Emme Leong December 18, 2017

Freedom, flexibility, fear. All of which come with the ability to drive. A handful of upperclassmen at CHS drive to and from school for a variety of reasons, ranging from convenience to independence....

After school the parking lot is filled with buses and students trying to leave in their cars.

Students and teachers reflect on parking lot problems

Brigid Garrett March 10, 2017

Driving is a privilege that comes with responsibility. Students and staff talk about their experiences driving and problems they have faced.

After school the parking lot is filled with buses and students trying to leave in their cars.

Student driving accidents spark school wide discussion

Katherine Lombardi February 22, 2017

There have been three accidents in the CHS parking lot involving student drivers in the 2016-17 school year. Principal James Gleason said the number is “definitely more than we’ve ever had before.”...

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