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Assemblyman Kevin Rooney. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Rooney urges MVC to allow private car sales, issue licenses to young drivers

By Nikita Biryukov, May 19 2020 12:31 pm

Assemblyman Kevin Rooney called on the state Motor Vehicles Commission to find a way to allow private car sales and provide new drivers with licenses after the agency announced an extension to its closure Monday.

“The extensions are now deeply impacting New Jerseyans who can’t sell their vehicle privately. People who want to sell their car privately may need to sell their car for extra cash to pay their bills or to upgrade in order to take advantage of the deeply discounted new car dealers offers,” Rooney said. “Unfortunately, they do not have the ability to so. How do you transfer title or register for plates on a private sale without motor vehicle being open?”

On Monday, MVC Chair Sue Fulton announced licenses, inspections and other documents expiring between March 13 and May 31 would have their lifetimes extended until July 31. Documents expiring June 31 are now valid through the end of August, and those expiring in July are good through September.

The agencies continued closure, Rooney said, could create hardships for younger drivers.

“New drivers need to go to the supermarket or the family doctor and will not be able to do so,” Rooney said. “Extending these dates are an issue for many New Jersey families, we hope the Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission reviews these concerns now and provides a pathway quickly to resolve these and many more uncertainties facing our residents.”

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