New Jersey's Teen Driver Decal Deadline Approaches

Jim Liebelt | Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University | Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Jersey's Teen Driver Decal Deadline Approaches

State officials Wednesday announced the specifics of Kyleigh's Law, a first in the nation initiative designed to help prevent teen driver deaths and injuries, which begins May 1.

The new law mandates the display of red, reflectorized decals on the front and rear license plates of any vehicle operated by a permit or probationary license holder under the age 21.

Attorney General Paula T. Dow, Motor Vehicle Administrator Raymond P. Martinez and Division of Highway Traffic Safety Director Pam Fischer, who led the Teen Driver Study Commission, discussed the law in Freehold. The commission advocated the use of vehicle decals for new drivers.

Dow noted that the decal will provide an additional tool for police to use in their continued efforts to enforce the Graduated Driver license (GDL) law.

On April 12, all MVC Agencies will sell the decals at $4 dollars per pair. The decals must be attached to the top, left corner of the front and rear license plates prior to the Graduated Driver License holder operating the vehicle. The decals are removable so that other family members who share a vehicle with a GDL holder may remove them prior to driving.

Source: newjerseynewsroom