NJ appeals court upholds young driver decal law

    The AP reports that a state appeals court has upheld a New Jersey law that requires new drivers under 21 years old to display red decals on their vehicle license plates.

    The three-judge appeals court panel court ruled yesterday that the law is constitutional and is not pre-empted by a federal driver’s privacy protection act.

    The measure is known as “Kyleigh’s Law.” It’s named for a New Jersey teenager killed in a 2006 crash and is meant to aid police in enforcing the state’s system of restricted privileges for young drivers.

    Parents of two Morris County teenagers filed a lawsuit challenging the 2010 law. They claim it allows police to unfairly target young drivers and leaves them vulnerable to criminals and sexual predators.

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    Plus, you know, it looks sooo uncool.

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