N.J. Republicans push repeal of car decal requirement

    Some Republican lawmakers in New Jersey are sponsoring a measure that would get rid of the new decal requirement for teen drivers.

    Some Republican lawmakers in New Jersey are sponsoring a measure that would get rid of the new decal requirement for teen drivers.

    Kyleigh’s Law took effect at the beginning of the month, and the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission  says more than 94,000 pairs of red decals have been sold.

    That amounts to a little more than a third of the drivers required to display them on their license plates.

    Those decals are intended to help police enforce restrictions on young drivers that limit the hours they can drive and the number of passengers in their cars.

    Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Chatham Township) says the decal concept has provoked the wrath of the people.

    “I think the criticisms raised are legitimate,” says Bramnick, “and they are that it identifies younger drivers and arguably could make them a target. It could be anyone who would be targeting someone young. It doesn’t have to be a sexual predator. It could be some other sort of predator.”

    Bramnick says the decal requirement has little public support and needs to be repealed.

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