NJ Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno signs Nikhil’s Law on August 4, 2015, during National STOP on Red Week.
“Nikhil’s Law” requires NJ Motor Vehicle Commission to include awareness questions on the driver’s license test. After the law was passed, the test asks new drivers if they are aware of the dangers of failing to follow the states motor vehicle traffic laws and if they are aware that they have the option to take the “STOP for Nikhil Safety Pledge”.
The “STOP for Nikhil Safety Pledge” affirms the applicant’s commitment to traffic safety.
“Like the Badlani family, I wish I didn’t need to be here today. We all wish we could prevent every car accident, every serious injury, every fatality. We know that we can’t, but that doesn’t mean we won’t try,” said Acting Governor Guadagno. “A moment of caution can make all the difference. This bill will send Nikhil’s message to not just our youngest drivers, but all of our drivers. And, hopefully, the Badlanis’ tragedy will help prevent other families from enduring such hardships.”