We propose to get rid of the part of the law that requires young drivers to display the red decals on their license plates--> Abolish this section of Kyleigh’s Law
New Jersey representatives such as the governor working with the mayors of towns can work to abolish the red sticker aspect of Kyleigh’s law by changing the section of the Law in regards to the red stickers in order to help the teens feel safe
Since the creation of Kyleigh’s Law in May of 2010, residents and law enforcement have been in a constant battle over whether or not the law is doing any good. While some argue Kyleigh’s law has saved countless teen lives from fatal car accidents, our group through research, surveys, and interviews such as the one conducted with Erin Convery, a Ridge High school Graduate who spoke on behalf of experiencing being pulled over by a cop when she was not presenting the decals on her car, has come to realize Kyleigh’s Law has resulted in more harm than good. Teenagers and all new drivers have been discriminated against for their young age, and many believe that they are a target with the stickers on their car. This target enables anyone to recognize that there is a young teen in the car and can turn into a deep dark situation. Many claim the stickers are a “scarlet letter” for teenage drivers and the only way to remove this fear and alarm in New Jersey teen drivers is to abolish Kyleigh’s Law.
With the abolishment of Kyleigh’s Law comes with many advantages. Teenage drivers in New Jersey will no longer be put at risk of being targeted by police officers or predators. In multiple cases new drivers have been pulled over by police impersonators and targeted for their young age. These incidents can, and have, resulted in extreme danger to teen drivers and implement fear into these people. In addition removing the red stickers will not result in also removing curfew for new drivers or the number of people they are allowed to drive, which tends to be the main reason for teen car accidents, but only remove the threat of teen drivers being targeted. Also, teens will not have to worry about the target on them from other drivers, which helps to ensure their safety while driving. This can lead to better driving skills as a result of being more relaxed behind the wheel.
If anything, our solution is ever more constitutional than the one which is in place today. Our policy will ensure a young person’s right to privacy given by the 4th amendment and will eliminate possible discrimination that the red decals allow. Our law will also uphold the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act; some argue that the act of requiring red decals is not in accordance with the DPPA (Public Law).
Furthermore, a person's right to privacy is protected by the 9th Amendment as it grants United States citizens rights that may not be explicitly mentioned in the Bill of Rights. These rights cannot be denied nor violated.
Finally, the right to privacy is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment which states, "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property..." (Cornell Law).
To read more about the interview with Erin Convery: