Bill Would Review NJ’s Young Driver Decals

teen driver decal 2The New Jersey Senate on Monday will consider a bill that would re-examine a law that requires young motorists to display decals on their license plates. Some people believe the law does more harm than good. Opponents say the decals could make teens targets for predators or vulnerable to police profiling.

New Jersey is the first state in the nation to require the decals for young motorists during their yearlong probationary license period. Violators face a $100 fine.

Supporters say the decals help police enforce restrictions, which limit the number of passengers and hours young motorists can drive.

The new bill would require the state attorney general, the motor vehicle commissioner and the highway traffic safety director to conduct a six month review. AP

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  1. It’s about time they realize this. I as a parent know the rules, and I make sure my teenager knows the rules. We do not believe in the red sticker. My son knows he is not to have more people in the car than allowed, and he knows he has an 11pm curfew with the car. If you follow the laws, why should you put yourself in the position to be targeted by anyone, esp. the police.

  2. We know the rules and as a parent of a young lady, I think it opens the door to predators. The world is a crazy place to live as it is, why encourage more danger. I am sure there are other ways to enforce the laws. Our daughter knows the laws and abides by them. If you know the laws and abide by them why should you have to tell the world you are on a provisional liscense and attract the unwanted.

  3. I can’t agree with #1 and #2 more… I am so concerned about predators and people trying an insurance fraud claim. It seems that, only in NJ, is this a problem with the teen drivers. Maybe they should look into what other states are doing that have less problems and make changes here and not put our children in harms way.

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