Kyleigh's Law Decals Not a Violation, Court Rules

Unanimous decision made to have red stickers placed on license plates for vehicles operated by new drivers.

The New Jersey Supreme Court said affixing red stickers to license plates on vehicles being operated by young drivers is not a violation of their privacy, according to a report on nj.com.

The court ruled 6-0 Monday, saying the decals don't make young drivers more of a target or more vulnerable to predators.

To read the full report, click here.

This isn't the first time the law has been under attack, however.

Kyleigh's Law was created in 2009, named for Kyleigh D'Alessio, a Washington Township teen who died in a car crash in 2006, along with another passenger, Tanner Birch.

The "Original" Hopatcong Mom August 08, 2012 at 11:46 AM
I think the law does BOTH, makes it easier for police to "harrass" as well as making them an easy target! First, I do not think a teenager will change the way they drive because they have a sticker, so an accident is an accident regardless! I do not think a red sticker is going to make anyone feel safer on the road....it just makes it easier for a pedophile to identify their car and I am not saying following this person....I would be more worried if the teen works at the mall or a fast food place or movie theatre (any job that gets out after dark)....all a pedophile would have to do is cruise the parking lot looking for red stickers and then just wait for the teenager to get to their car....surprise (a tragedy occurs)! When my children are of driving age, they WILL NOT get the stickers and if they need them for the test, I will scrape them off afterwards! My children will not a be a victim of profile or circumstance!!
Kimberly August 08, 2012 at 11:58 AM
I think the law is total age discrimination!! I have seen some adults and senior citizens driving far more worse than teenagers! If you are going to require red stickers for teens, then you might as well do blue for the 20's, yellow for the 30's, green for the 40's and black for anyone over 50!! My children WILL NOT be using the stickers....I will not make them a target for police or pedophiles!! Straight from the Kyleigh's Law appeals: "The young drivers subject to (Kyleigh's Law) have no reasonable expectation of privacy in their age group because a driver's age can generally be determined by his or her physical appearance, which is routinely exposed to public view." That's right....look in the car to see their age....if they are in a moving violation of some kind, then you should be able to "see" their age! Red stickers are just to "promote" lazy cops!!
stacie bohr August 08, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Maybe the parenting in question is yours. That is, if you have kids.
Patrice Schaffer August 09, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Great job Dee - Hit it right on the mark. Oh and by the way everyone. My 17 year old just got her license 7/31 and they never once (DMV) asked us for her red sticker, never had put it on the car and it wasn't even in our glove box. She passed her road test and nobody said anything about the red sticker. No it will not be going on her car at all. YUP... I'm the bad mommy - I'm teaching her to break the law.
Matt Profaci August 11, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Legislation on these things still exists? I think that it is a de facto agreement by everyone in this state, including police, that they are completely irrelevant and ineffective. More moms with teens drive with these things on their plates than actual kids do.


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