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In New Jersey…….Under 21 year old drivers have to have red patch on their plates…..Ooooh!

Man …….this is like setting them up for the cops!


New teenage drivers have a lot of accidents……That’s why insurance rates for over 25 years olds drop dramatically…

I know it true…..I have three grown sons who proved the statistic to me…

But actually young teenage drivers to the cops doesn’t rub me right…..

I hope they repeal the law……


A New Jersey law requiring young drivers to stick a red decal on their license plates expectedly upset teenagers.

But the ire has crossed generations. Parents, too, are protesting the overhaul of the state’s rules for young drivers.

Debbie Minnick, a mother in Hamilton Township, recently took her 16-year-old to the Motor Vehicle Commission for a learner’s permit. The clerk told her she needed to buy red decals for her daughter.

Ms. Minnick’s response: “When hell freezes over, I’ll buy those stickers,” she said.

One month after the new law went into effect, many New Jersey parents are refusing to abide. As of May 1, small red decals must adorn the license plates of cars driven by new drivers under 21.

New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission says 250,000 drivers are subject to the law. As of last week, it had sold just over 105,000 sets of the decals.

The red badge of inexperience is part of Kyleigh’s Law, which was passed nearly unanimously by the state legislature and signed by then-Gov. Jon Corzine last year. The law is named for a Morris County teenager killed three years ago when the car she was riding in crashed. A new driver was at the wheel.

Gregory Gottlieb, a junior at Atlantic City High School, isn’t putting the decals on his car. His parents are supporting his decision, he said.

“It’s scary, especially for parents who disagree with it,” Mr. Gottlieb said. He co-founded a Facebook group opposing that law that now has more than 30,000 members.

“If any group of drivers should be identifiable, it should be convicted sex offenders, not their prey,” Mr. Gottlieb wrote last year in an op-ed in his local paper, the Press of Atlantic City.

Most of the law’s provisions—restrictions on teenage driving at night, how many people can be in the car, a ban on hands-free cellphones—aren’t as controversial.

The decal—the first of its kind in the nation—is meant to give police a way to enforce restrictions on young drivers.


June 4, 2010 - Posted by | Automobiles, Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Family, Government, Law, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Golden Opportunity for Gang Affiliation

    and no one seems to be LOVING IT

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 4, 2010 | Reply

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