Critics: Teen driver law is 'unconstitutional'

Some New Jersey residents say a new law requiring teen drivers to display decals on their vehicles is unconstitutional. The law, which is called Kyleigh's Law in memory of 16-year-old Kyleigh D'Alessio,

News 12 Staff

Apr 20, 2009, 2:51 PM

Updated 5,565 days ago

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Some New Jersey residents say a new law requiring teen drivers to display decals on their vehicles is unconstitutional.
The law, which is called Kyleigh's Law in memory of 16-year-old Kyleigh D'Alessio, was signed last week by Gov. Jon Corzine and will require teens to display an orange decal on their license plates. D'Alessio was killed in a car crash. The car she was in was driven by a teen with a provisional license.
Critics of the bill say it is unfair and invades privacy. Some worry that labeling teen drivers will attract sexual predators and other criminals.
Peter Barnes, who sponsored the bill, believes the decals will make it more difficult for teens to break the law and travel with too many passengers. D'Alessio is one of 300 teens killed in car crashes in New Jersey in the last 10 years.


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