N.J. State Sen.: Repeal Kyleigh’s Law

NEW JERSEY (WCBS 880) – A New Jersey state senator is gathering support for the repeal of a teenage driver safety law.

State Sen. Tom Goodwin said that Kyleigh’s Law, which was passed this past spring, does more harm than good.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports

The law requires that drivers under the age of 21 place red decals on their license plates.

“The concern is that the young drivers have a bull’s eye right on that license plate that they’re subject to potential pedophiles, people that want to harass the driver,” Goodwin said.

Goodwin has gotten support from other politicians like Congressman Chris Smith and has also received support from families with young drivers.

“I’ve had a mother tell me that her daughter was tailgated so bad that the daughter went off the side of the road and since that time has been afraid to get back into the car,” Goodwin said.

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  • Jake

    You guys need to do your research before printing an article. The law only applies to provisional license holders under 21, not all drivers under that age. And Mary, you are wrong: tagging a certain age group or race with a decal is wrong, and always has been.

  • RL

    Mary, you are absolutely wrong! If the law says you are capable of driving, then that should be it! Remember Hitler used colored tags to identify people he deemed a threat!

  • mary

    If Goodwin is sugesting the girl that drove off the road was tailgated because of the sticker he needs to think a little harder. The girl was tailgated because the person driving the car who was tailgating is an idiot!!!!! Kyleighs law will work if given the oppurtunity instead of repealing the law why not refine it, make it so the sticker issue is not an issue.

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