Study: 17-year-old targeted due to Kyleigh's Law stickers on car

FREEHOLD - A study ordered by Gov. Chris Christie shows a teen was targeted because of Kyleigh's Law stickers on her car.

According to the report, a 17-year-old girl claims she was singled out in January due to her stickers. She says a man posing as a police officer pulled her over, using a dark car with flashing lights. The system, designed to help police enforce the state's graduated driver's license law, requires any driver in New Jersey under the age of 21 to have red stickers on their license plates.

"I recognize that there are issues associated with the decals," Freehold High School Principal Linda Jewell said. "But I think that while the concept is sound, those issues should be addressed and adjustments made so that the intent of the decal remains."

Not having any stickers may result in a $100 fine, and there has already been one unsuccessful challenge to the law.

The program is named for 16-year-old Kyleigh D'Alessio, who was killed in a car accident in 2006. She was the passenger in a car driven by another teen.

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