Eliminate the Fines: This would require GDL drivers to have the red sticker, but do not fine if they don't. This solution is for those members of society who want themselves to be identified by other drivers on the road. By using the decals, young drivers will alert others on the road that they may not feel like they are “good” or experienced drivers. This solution will give teens and parents the choice of whether or not to use the decals without a consequence. Using the decals will result in other, more experienced, drivers to identify new drivers and make sure they give them space and stay patient as they are still learning the rules of the road. However, for those families and drivers that do not support Kyleigh’s law, they will be able to remove the stickers and thus remove the threat of the new driver being discriminated against while learning and experiencing new situations on the road. The solution eliminates the aspect of the fine which might satisfy some opponents of Kyleigh’s law. Some parents are worried about paying the $100 fine if their child is found driving without the red sticker. In addition these drivers, and families, with concerns will no longer worry about being “picked on” by police or other drivers. The ability to remove the stickers results in the ability to remove prejudice and fear for many new drivers on the roads.
Supporters: This solution may have an equal number of supporters and opposers because it keeps the requirement, but not as part of the law anymore.
Since 69% of New Jersey citizens "already strongly disapprov[e] the law” the ability to remove the tags will not only satisfy them, but also the drivers that wish to keep the stickers on their car (Phalon).
While it takes away the aspect of fining those who do not have the red sticker, teens with the red sticker will still be targeted. It does not take away the aspect of danger the drivers may encounter.
The major problem with the stickers is teens being targeted from them, and those that wish to keep the “scarlet letter” on their car will still be at risk of targeting and potential danger.
Policymakers who are in favor of Kyleigh's Law may be against the solution because it eliminates the requirement of the red sticker.
Kyleigh's mother may be against the proposed solution, but in truth, it would appease the public.
These opponents could be convinced of this solution because even though it eliminates the requirement of the red sticker there is still the option of having the red stickers and some parents would still vouch to go for this option even though the majority would not.
The teens who decided to still use the red decal would still serve the purpose of alerting others on the road that they are teen drivers with a permit.
This solution would be implemented by abolishing the part of the law that fines GDL drivers who do not have the red sticker. It will be up to the individual teen’s parents to make the decision of whether they want the red sticker or not. In order to make this change known to new drivers and their families the word can be spread over social media, high school drivers ed classes, and displayed in DMV’s across the state.
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